[lfs-dev] Latest packages

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 4 14:39:04 PDT 2013

Gilles Espinasse wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
>> De: "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> À: "LFS Developers
>> Mailinglist" <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org> Envoyé: Samedi 4 Mai
>> 2013 18:13:35 Objet: Re: [lfs-dev] Latest packages
>> Actually, I want to know if a xz version exists.  My order of
>> preference is xz, bz2, gz.  All the packages in LFS are one of
>> those. I haven't looked at BLFS yet.
> There is sometime .tar as krb5 signed.tar
> Debian has a watch rule for each package inside debian directory, for
> krb5, that's in
> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-k5-afs/debian-krb5.git;a=blob;f=debian/watch;h=a5d7c52a3bd6cda689ebe73d9fe8097f05369bf8;hb=HEAD
>  As debian has a lot of different way to handle the packaging, I am
> not always able to find where the debian watch rule is.
> Gentoo too has something similar but I don't remember how this is
> named and done.
> Some packages have stable/devel policy based on odd/even versions
> (glib, cairo, pixman, xorriso, perl, DBD-sqlite). So you may need a
> specific RE for each package to watch what you are looking for.

And some packages have rules like .9x are development.  I don't know of 
any of those in LFS, but I do remember them in BLFS.  Right now, my 
focus is on LFS packages only.

   -- Bruce

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