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Re: gnupload and ncftpput

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: gnupload and ncftpput
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:59:40 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Karl,

* Karl Berry wrote on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:30:52AM CEST:
>     > 1) do you have any interest in eliminating the dependency on ncftpput?
>     Sure.
> So perhaps the best outcome would be for gnupload to use ftp itself,
> instead of ncftpput?  Ie, this stuff could become a function in
> gnupload?

Sure, that would be a possibility, too.  Not sure whether ftp is
universally available, though.

> Failing that, perhaps gnupload could use a variable, e.g.,
> : ${FTPPUT=ncftpput}
> to make it easier to use something else.
>     - missing basename could be taken care of.
> What do you mean?  If the result of calling basename is the empty string?

According to the Autoconf manual, some systems don't have a working
basename.  I guess we don't need to cater for those here, presumably
very old systems.


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