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Re: GCC 3.1 Released

On Thu, 16 May 2002, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> --On Thursday, May 16, 2002 03:48:49 PM +0200 "Richard B. Kreckel" 
> <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Wed, 15 May 2002, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> > [...]
> >> The release can be found in the file:
> >>
> >>   gcc/gcc-3.1/gcc-3.1.tar.gz
> >
> > Which in addition is symlinked by gcc/gcc-3.1.tar.gz.  I don't recall when
> > this habit started, but I would like to ask you to refrain from this
> > symlinking.
> I'm not sure where that originates; that's how the 3.0.x releases were
> done, so that's how I did this one.

Hmm, I'm pretty sure it wasn't there at the beginning of the 3.0.x
releases, since we did it this way all the time...

> > The reason is as follows: Many people like to get the whole directory
> > gcc-3.1 tar'ed up by jsut saying
> >
> > ftp> get gcc-3.1.tar
> That actually gets you a lot of the same things twice; the gcc-3.1.tar.gz
> file actually contains everything in that directory.

Sure, I'm aware of that.  Mirrors etc. do want to get a lot of the same
things twice.   :-)

Richard B. Kreckel

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