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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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