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SubjectRe: man-pages-2.59 and man-pages-2.60 are released
> Michael Kerrisk wrote:
> > How about a link in /pub/linux/docs/manpages/ of the form
> > "LATEST-IS-m.xy"? Rob Landley was wanting something like this,
> > and I guess it would be easy for LFS to build a simple
> > script that looks for that link and deduces "man-pages-m.xy"
> > from it. (I've just now created such a link in the directory,
> > as an example.)
> We don't care about the latest version, so the link neither helps nor
> hurts us. What's needed is that the URL and the MD5 sum for a
> version in the book
> don't change, and that LFS developers have a reasonable time (say, two
> weeks) to react to version updates.

Don't change for how long? As I said, old versions never were
available "forever" on -- usually they only stayed a
few months, though lately the lifetime stretched out a little.

I don't really want to, for example, copy the tarball to
two places each time. That takes me extra time, and is prone
to errors (e.g., I might forget).


Michael Kerrisk
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