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Re: Removing SVR4_PKGNAME?

* On 2014-10-09 at 14:57 BST, Thomas Klausner wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 02, 2014 at 11:34:43AM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> > In the past, SVR4_PKGNAME was a short name of five characters max,
> > used on old Solaris versions so that packages compatible with their
> > packaging tools could be created.
> > 
> > I haven't seen anyone talking about or adding these alternate names to
> > packages for a very long time, so I wonder if it's time to remove
> > them.
> Since there was no disagreement on this point, I've now removed this
> variable from pkgsrc.
> Related: Is pkgtools/gensolpkg still useful nowadays?

agc@ should have the final say, but I presume not, and if there is any
interest in SVR4 packages from pkgsrc then I'd rather see a pkgformat
backend developed.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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