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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 11:13:59
Message-Id: 20100627110858.GF23460@nibiru.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages by Ciaran McCreesh
* Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> schrieb:

> > Well, at least for tar, I've experienced no problem here yet. > > But: true, it might change between tar versions. > > The main offender is the compression program, not tar.
hmm, I'm exclusively using bzip2 and never had these problems yet. maybe it depends on the compressor type.
> > A more sophisticated approach, IMHO, would be: directly fetching > > from the VCS > > Yes, upstreams are going to love you for that...
Why ? Because of traffic ? Of course, distros should work from their own clones (yes, yes, I'm assuming modern VCS'es, not toys like svn ;-p) cu -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Enrico Weigelt == metux IT service - http://www.metux.de/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Please visit the OpenSource QM Taskforce: http://wiki.metux.de/public/OpenSource_QM_Taskforce Patches / Fixes for a lot dozens of packages in dozens of versions: http://patches.metux.de/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>