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Re: Loosing mandatory DISTNAME

On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:05:07 +0900, Joerg Sonnenberger 
<> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 06:36:12PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
>>  * DISTNAME is the basename of the distribution file to be downloaded from 
>> the
>>    package's website.
>> And in fact, some packages don't require distribution file.
>> Then mandatory DISTNAME is wrong.
>> And when no distribution file, define package name with DISTNAME look odd.
>> I'm bothered by a feeling of strangeness...
> Heh. I guess I just haven't read the guide for too long to bother about
> that. I would have prefered if DISTNAME would have been derived from
> PKGNAME and not the other way around, but that can't be changed without
> a lot of work and isn't worth the trouble. If you keep that in mind, the
> oddness is understandable.

Hmm, I don't said that DISTNAME should be deriverd from PKGNAME...

I can't understand why want to keep DISTNAME mandatory, but close the subject.

"Of course I rove NetBSD":-)
OBATA Akio /

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