Uploading new packages, and the editor's manual

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Mar 30 07:46:35 PST 2006

On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> My personal preference on this point would be to change the book to show two
> URLs. One points to the maintainer's site where a reader could learn more
> about the package, find other versions, release announcements and so on. The
> other points to the actual bz2 tarball which we store on our FTP servers.
 Certainly, the current links are useful when looking to see if a new 
version has arrived, and annoying when I want to download a specific 

 Tried a quick local change - if I put a short url (current autoconf) on 
the same line as a long url to a version on our mirrors, it looks really 
horrible.  If I put them in separate paragraphs, there is excessive 
space between them - first url is close to the package name, second 
floats in space a long way below asa separate paragraph.  It probably 
also needs an explanation of why we are using two forms of urls.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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