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Re: pkg/41087: OS_VERSION should be removed from PKGPATH

The following reply was made to PR pkg/41087; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41087: OS_VERSION should be removed from PKGPATH
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:12:51 -0500 (CDT)

 On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Quentin Garnier wrote:
 >  Assuming you mean PKGNAME, I really don't see what kind of trouble it
 >  can lead to.  Those packages are intimately tied to the version of the
 >  OS, so putting the information in the package name is a convenient way
 >  of knowing what the intended target of the package is.
 That can be said for many packages.
 It may be nice if it must include the version to include the operating 
 system name as part of the naming. (Then again "Linux" would be wrong if 
 the headers are derived from "glibc".)
 Also I wonder if the version of perl and/or its h2ph makes any difference. 
 Should it include that as part of the PKGNAME?

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