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Re: ITP: libtool-devel, libtool-stable, libtool (wrappers)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <>
To: "Robert Collins" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: ITP: libtool-devel, libtool-stable, libtool (wrappers)

> Robert Collins wrote:
> >>Okay, I've renamed the devel package:
> >>
> >>libtool-devel-20010531-6
> >>
> >
> > that should be libtool_devel-20010531-6 shouldn't it?
> > (devel is a flavour and thus part of the name).
> >
> > I _think_ that the current upset and setup.exe logic actually starts
> > the right and owrks left, so that teh '-''d name will appear in
> > correctly, but I don't think we should rely on this behaviour.
> Correct -- it does work from R to L.  If we cannot depend on this
> behavior, then we must rename the following packages:

Which is one of the implications of the thread where you said

> autoconf-devel
> autoconf-stable
> automake-devel
> automake-stable
> tetex-beta

We don't need to rename them immediately, but at the first opportunity
IMO. And setup will need to be geared to handle the rename smoothly as
well (which is on the long term plan anyway). Does '-' sort before or
after '_' ? :].

I don't like having fragile behaviour in setup.exe - and this is
potentially fragile - thus the desire to simplify the parsing rules.

I'm open to commentary - ideally, long term, setup will not care at all
about file naming outside of local scanned installs, and that can be
done via a preprocessor to generate a setup.ini. This however _requires_
setup.ini to be have more required fields than it does today.

The other question, is  - should '-' or '_' go between name, version and

tetex-beta is more intuitive that tetex_beta, but doing it that way
would require relabelling all the packages globally. Of course a
transition period will exist before setup.exe and upset are changed...
but that could be quite long :].


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