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Re: Default compresssion format in pkgsrc & extensions

.pkg is already standard from NeXTstep to OpenStep to MacOSX

William J. Coldwell "Cryo" : Sr. Custodial Engineer
Warped Communications, Inc. :  +1.202.684.6329

On May 3, 2009, at 20:42, Alistair Crooks <> wrote:

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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