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Re: outdated URL in config.guess

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: outdated URL in config.guess
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 16:40:09 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 09:23:12AM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> 1) I've been hearing about this supposed new version of the ftp-upload
>    script for a couple months now.  I wouldn't look for it tomorrow.

I agree.  I said that FSF sysadmins now answer mail and do easy tasks quickly.

But this is a bigger change, so it doesn't fall into the above.
I think you should mail to ftp-upload and ask them to remove the obsolete
files.  I wouldn't hurt anyway.

> 2) Stepan, are you sure they said we'd now be able to really replace files?

I said:
: Could you enhance the directive file so that a word "replace"
: in the directive file would enable replacing old copies?

And Jim answered that the new ftp-upload will have such a feature.

>    At one point Bradley talked about some scheme whereby files would get
>    automatically renamed, so that uploading config.guess would result in
>    config.guess.YYYYMMDD, and config.guess would be a symlink to the
>    dated version.  (Or something like that.)  This sounded pretty
>    ugly to me ...

I don't think this is an ugly solution.  Depends on one's taste.

Have a nice day,

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