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On Thursday 12 June 2003 23:24, Brian Harring wrote:
> > > As for transforming, would it really be needed? I've spent a bit of
> > > time rooting through the distfile dir and I don't recall seeing
> > > non-versioned names, although as always, I could be wrong.
> > You are wrong there are even auxiliary files in the distfiles repository.
> > Unversioned tarbals are though, certainly not helping to get a package
> > into the repository. Sometimes we provide a versioned version of a tarbal
> > on the portage mirrors.
> I'm guessing what you're saying is that I'm wrong on the 'auxiliary
> files' aspect? Example? Unless you were referencing my comment about
No, on the point that there are no unversioned files in the distfiles dir.
Unfortunately there are.
> non-versionned tarballs... I guess I don't follow on what I'm wrong
> As for changing the name of a tarball locally so it's versioned, that
> doesn't strike me as the best solution- the name change ought to take
> place at the server/mirror level. Course that's my opinion...
The server of the package unfortunately is not under control of gentoo, as
each package is developed by their respective independent developers. In some
cases it is not possible to change that name, in other cases the version is
specified by a directory name.
My solution would have the mirrors provide the versioned files only, but
specifying a transformation would enable automatic transformation of name on
both the mirrors, and at the user, for files that are not (or will not be)
Paul de Vrieze