[Esd-l] Distribution

Rick Thompson rthompson at rrmm.net
Mon Feb 16 07:36:21 PST 2004

It may make things easier for you to regress...but it makes it alot more
difficult for those of us that do upgrade checks/rollout via
cronjob/shellscripts since we can't rely on filenaming.  Since you seem to
do this manually, it doesn't seem that difficult for you to just keep the
old tarballs for this purpose.


-----Original Message-----
From: esd-l-bounces at spconnect.com [mailto:esd-l-bounces at spconnect.com]On
Behalf Of Jonathan Hutchins
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 10:21 AM
To: esd-l at spconnect.com
Subject: [Esd-l] Distribution


I would like to request some changes in how the files are distributed.  I
would like the actual files to be named with version numbers, so that it's
easier to tell when a file has been changed/updated, and to keep the
file available in case one needs to regress for some reason.

What I do is unpack the files from the tarballs, which do have version
numbers, rename them with a numeric date, then use a symbolic link to the
plain file name to update them.

Version numbers on the poisoned file list and the local rules, as well as on
the main script, would be helpful.

Thanks for all the hard work!
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