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On Sep 26, 2009, at 11:01 AM, Shiro Kawai wrote:
Yes. But the discussion shifted to assume there are enough demand that packages may be just untarred directly under a directory in the search path.
If there's such demand, I won't object. After all, I'm just a single user.
Nah, the discussion is like this. Suppose there are two packages. Sample package 1: Your package have sources for (acme foo), (acme foo helper1), (acme foo helper1 auxutil) and README. Sample package 2: Your package have single source for (acme bar) and README. Then files may be expanded to: "Everything under a single directory" policy: package 1: acme/foo/main.sls acme/foo/helper1.sls acme/foo/helper1/auxutil.sls acme/foo/README package 2: acme/bar/main.sls acme/bar/README Not much here to confuse, right?
I feel stronger towards the second, leaving it to Andreas's package manager to deal with the first.[Yeah, "we'll have smart package manager that deal with mess" is one solution. But I do understand Derick's concern; relying on extra software component, which isn't even built, doesn't seem a good practice.
"Untar under a search path" will be guaranteed to work with minimum requirement.
It's not just tar. If you pick a package from an RCS, you pretty much have to assume that the package will be inside a directory and that it will not litter the directory one level up. So, maybe I just dislike the carets after all. Let's just say that I'm undecided for now, and sorry if I'm confusing everybody with my swinging positions. Aziz,,,