Re: Plan to rearrange prism2 driver a little

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-01-26 07:26:18 UTC

On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 09:24:56PM -0800, Adam J. Richter wrote:

> I want to rearrange your slightly to get rid of the tar
> file within a tar file arrangement that you've got, as it makes it
> hard to track under cvs. Would you mind if I sent you some
> changes to make this adjustment?

That depends on exactly what kind of adjustment you are considering. The current distribution package is made that way to allow it to be unpacked without overwriting something (another program or older version of the driver), i.e., the directory with a version number (or date at this 0.0.0 version stage). The inner tar file is the "normal method" for distributin external drivers for pcmcia-cs, i.e., a tar packet that can be unpacked in the root directory of pcmcia-cs.

I would not like to break the above mentioned benefits without a good reason. If you want to do this just to make importing the distribution package to a cvs reporsitory easier, I would consider another method. It should be easy to make a small script for that:

tar xzf Prism2-xxxx-xx-xx.tar.gz
cd Prism2-xxxx-xx-xx
tar xzf prism2-*.tar.gz

rm prism2-*.tar.gz
cvs import ...

Does your rearranging plan have some benefits over this?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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