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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 19:52:56 -0400

Phil Frost wrote:
> I don't think I'd want it to be the default, but it would be nice if the
> tutorial mentioned that by touching =meta-info/httt-blows and running
> archive-fixup, one can add .listing files to an existing archive.

Why, especially considering the number of times I've had to walk people
through setting up .listing files? This is a pretty common mistake that
people (both knowledgable and otherwise) make.

For every archive of the 175 or so I've done at the supermirror, about
25% of them had to have archive-fixup run in order to generate the
listing files. 

Generating listing files isn't a very expensive operation. 

>> Zenaan wrote:
>> [why aren't .listing files created automatically]
>> > So, actually I guess my real question is: how to grease tla so that
>> > newbie usage is "click me stupid" simple.
>> Tradition, mostly. I've thought off and on about creating listing files
>> by default.
>> All that's really needed is to add a "--no-listing" option, and to set
>> --listing on as default.
>> > And from what I've heard, it sounds like tla 2.x is likely just the
>> > place for said greasing.
>> Nope. This can be a 1.2.x thing.
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