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Re: Naming (Re: Unified packages. )

On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 05:24:25PM +0200, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 09:15:50AM -0400, Chris Coleman wrote:
> > I think it would suffice if the package was encoded with the OS release
> > that the package was built on, and let the tools figure it out.
> Downloading a 10MB binary package over a 56K line just to find out that
> it doesn't work on your system will be quite frustrating.

Of course.  But if you are downloading from the directory
pub/bsdports/NetBSD/1.4.4/sparc/ and you are running an OpenBSD/mac68k 2.7
machine, I think we'd all agree it's your mistake not ours.

I'd almost go so far as to say that 'changing the package naming convention'
might 'interfere with the goals of the individual BSD projects' because they
would have to change their package naming conventions.  A little more than
a streach, imho.  So long as we keep the packages separated by directory,
I would suggest the issue you have above is not big at all.

Todd Fries .. todd@fries.net

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