[R] Re: [Rd] dealing with package bundles

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 03:29:21 EST

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com> writes:

> Given the confusions that some users have regarding package bundles, I'd
> like to suggest some changes to how package bundles are handled.

I wonder if a guideline of naming packages bundles in a manner that identifies them as bundles would help?

An example of what I'm thinking: gregmisc-bundle_x.y.z.tar.gz

Then users could (once familiar with the convention) know when they are dealing with a bundle.

Such a name scheme fits with my understanding of bundles: they provide a mechanism to download and install multiple packages at once. After installation there is no notion of bundle. One doesn't call library on a bundle (and I think that is a good thing).

Best,

+ seth



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