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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

> 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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