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Re: Naming (Re: Unified packages. )



On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 10:35:42AM -0500, Todd T. Fries wrote:
> > 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.

How do you want to make sure that all FTP servers have exactly that
structure?

> 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'

If we want to have an unified package system every BSD project will
have to accept compromises.

	Kind regards

-- 
Matthias Scheler                            http://www.sighardstrasse.de/~tron/

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