How to organize sources

Björn Lindberg d95-bli at nada.kth.se
Thu Jan 18 06:06:07 PST 2001


The way I have structured it for now, is like this: I made dirs a, b,
c, .., skipping those letters I don't need for know. I created those
directly under source, but then I put /linux, /gcc-build and
glibc-build directly under src as well. Maybe this isn't perfect,
but..


Björn


On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> Let me elaborate a bit. Well i guess i don't have to, it's pretty much
> self-explanatory.
>
> I have a /usr/src/sourceds directory with subdirs called 0-9 and a through z
>
> a package like diffutils goes into sources/d/
> gcc in to sources/g/
> linux sources/l
> and so forth.
>
> Having catagories can be real helpful at first. During the first few months I
> did it this way I constantly had problems like "darn I forgot the name of the
> irc daemon's package. If i just had an irc catagory with a symlink to the
> sources/somewhere/somename.tar.bz2 file I could find it much easier".
>
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