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Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)

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John Porter
February 9, 2001 13:07
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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Branden wrote:
> For example, with tgz it would be complex to deal
> with running without extracting, 

What?  tar -z not good enough for you?

> ... than have too much flexibility and end up with some distribution
> problems (like `oh! I don't have bzip2 and the developper only supplied a
> bzip2 version of the archive', or `oh! I'll have to do zip, tgz, bzip2,
> whatever3 versions of the same thing only to satisfy users that use
> different formats').

You way overstate the difficulty of this problem.
And you also way overstate the alleged downside of having a flexible

John Porter

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