package names

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Mon Jan 13 04:35:45 PST 2003

On Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:49:06 +0100 kris at wrote:

> I made a perl skript for a nice installation and handle my changes in a
> confortably way. I wonder about a few packaes  and have to discuss that.
> The most will be unpacked in a dir name exacly like the tar
> called. So it was easy to build up a routine to stepin and stepout to
> make the installation:

Why does everyone want to hardwire paths and version numbers? 
Check out my buildit script at

it is independent of the version number or what it extracts to. It
achieves this by extracting in a clean directory and then searching for
the most promising directory created when extracting the package tarballs.


p.s.: Further questions regarding the writing of build scripts should go
to lfs-support.

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