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Re: Note to maintainers of RPMs

On 6 Sep 1998 jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:

> In order to make maintenance easier I propose we place in each
> directory a file containining the base filenames (no version names) of
> the files in the directories.  Then have a script who using the table
> in this file will find the RPMS and symlink them into the directory.

I have had to deal with this issue when writing my /software program, and
there is a problem: what if we have two different versions of the same
package ? (say libjpeg, or gtk for example) it would be ambiguous where to
link to. At the least, we would need basename + version.

Donovan Rebbechi <elflord@pegasus.rutgers.edu>
Web designer for Independence -- Linux for the Masses