ABI/architecture identification for packages
avg at FreeBSD.org
Tue Mar 20 15:18:21 UTC 2012
on 20/03/2012 16:39 Baptiste Daroussin said the following:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 07:20:52AM -0500, Chuck Burns wrote:
>> We should probably pad the version number, and shorten things up..
>> similar to:
>> For app "Package" version 1.2, on FreeBSD 9.1
>> drop the .1 for .0 versions.
>> The reason for the padding is to help with sorting, at least until
>> freebsd 100.0 comes out. :P
>> Chuck Burns
> I'm not on changing the package name, this information will be in the manifest.
> the packagename will remain name-version.txz
So no plans for cross-arch package repos? :)
IMO, it could be useful to reflect arch metadata in the package name.
BTW, some packaging systems also have a "noarch" indicator for packages that
contain purely stuff like documentation or images (or shell scripts, etc).
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