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Re: [RFU] Please upload: algol68g package updates

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):

cd algol68g
wget`uname -m`.tar.bz2

Thank you
Thomas Wolff

you can not assume that
 uname -m

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
( with some
initially positive responses (including yours) but unfortunately no
further discussion.
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.


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