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Re: [RFU] Please upload: algol68g package updates
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:57:06 -0400
- Subject: Re: [RFU] Please upload: algol68g package updates
- References: <5207C393 dot 7080308 at towo dot net> <5207CE8E dot 4040409 at gmail dot com> <52094FB9 dot 30501 at towo dot net>
On 8/12/2013 5:12 PM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 11.08.2013 19:49, schrieb marco atzeri:
Il 8/11/2013 7:02 PM, Thomas Wolff ha scritto:
Please upload the updated packages for algol68g (both 32 and 64 bit):
wget http://towo.net/algol68g/algol68g-2.7-0-`uname -m`.tar.bz2
you can not assume that
is providing anything useful.
uname -m works on every system I've tried (unlike uname -p, uname -i).
Very useful (e.g. in PATH=$HOME/bin/`uname`.`uname -m`:$PATH).
Marco didn't say that uname -m wouldn't work. He said it wouldn't
provide anything useful. The person trying to carry out your upload
request will be working on sourceware, where uname -m gives "x86_64"
regardless of the Cygwin architecture that your package is intended for.
Moreover we are not using the architecture on the binary file.
I think it is really not a good idea to have the same name for archives
of different packages. No other systems I know does this.
I had raised this issue well in time
(http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2013-04/msg00319.html) with some
initially positive responses (including yours) but unfortunately no
My upload request was a feable attempt to foster this discussion again...
If you're really trying to foster a productive discussion, sending a
bogus RFU doesn't seem like the best way to do it. All you accomplish
is to waste the time of people like Marco who have volunteered to
respond to RFUs.