[users] Dropping the repotag
n3npq at mac.com
Sun Mar 18 18:57:05 CET 2007
On Mar 18, 2007, at 1:38 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007, Andreas Rogge wrote:
>>> What I actually argue is that using the revision tag for it
>>> sucks. You
>>> can write arbitrary strings into the revision and these repotags
>>> are not
>>> required and they are only line noise to the package manager
>>> (same for
>> Same for name, version and release. They are not required and could
>> therefor be removed from the filename. At some point in the past SuSE
>> didn't have version and release tags in their RPM filenames.
>> The directory listing were slimmer :)
> In fact, IIRC, they didn't have architecture tags either. So it
> would be:
> I'm wondering if that had anything to do with ISO limitations back
Yep. SuSE packages were distributed using 8.3 file names originally.
> Or maybe to reduce bandwidth usage :)
Trivial and pointless bw savings.
73 de Jeff
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