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From: Krzysztof Pawlik <nelchael@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 20:08:19
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages by Ciaran McCreesh
On 06/26/10 20:59, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:46:39 +0200 > Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de> wrote: >> BTW: if upstream has an proper VCS and an canonical tagging >> scheme, they don't actually have to create release tarballs, >> just hack up a little script which creates them on-the-fly >> from an canonical URL scheme (eg. oss-qm does exactly that). > > Down that path lies madness. There's no guarantee that you'll get the > same tarball if you request the same URL twice in a row, particularly > if you're using one of those new-fangled new compression schemes.
I agree with Ciaran here, to add one more thing: tags can be mutable. -- Krzysztof Pawlik <nelchael at> key id: 0xF6A80E46 desktop-misc, java, apache, ppc, vim, kernel, python...


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Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>