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Re: Default compresssion format in pkgsrc & extensions

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 04:02:02PM -0700, Jon Buller wrote:
> David Brownlee wrote:
> >    First, can we pick a standardised extension for binary packages
> >    which does not change whether the file is gzipped or bzipped?
> >    Something like .tpz? Exposing the compression format in the file
> >    extension is just confusing for no real benefit. It makes mixing
> >    packages with different formats problematic, and as a user of
> >    bzipped packages I've been bitten a few times when pkg_add has
> >    tried to look for a .tgz package as a remote dependency (though
> >    that may have been fixed now)
> Might I suggest something even more generic, like .pkg?

I think this is an excellent idea - ".pkg" is by far the best suffix -
it tells what it is, and doesn't expose any of the internals, and
won't get confused between naive personal archives of code.


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