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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: expansion of tarball in dist/ directory
Date Sat, 06 Jun 1998 02:55:27 GMT
On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Why do we do this?  Why do we expand the tarball in /dist/?  I am looking
> at my ftp logs and the mirror sites are going crazy downloading all the
> separate files.  Plus, unless we're prepared to keep trees around forever,
> links will be built to files under that tree, and keeping those trees
> around forever would be silly, thus links will be breaking.

Because some people wanted to be able to link like crazy to all sorts of
files within the distribution.

I have no idea, I said it wasn't a good thing to do when it was suggested.

Hmm.  What is that CHANGES_1.3 file there in /dist.

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