NetBSD Problem Report #41340

From  Sat May  2 21:24:27 2009
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Subject: Confusing and/or useless directories under
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>Number:         41340
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Confusing and/or useless directories under
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat May 02 21:25:00 +0000 2009
>Last-Modified:  Sun Aug 14 20:00:59 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Cem Kayali


Please notice following FTP directories and/or files are either useless or confuse visitors:

  It confuses because people think this is the directory where you can browse versions by arch but not! It is full of very old content. I suggest removal or rename.

  This directory is empty. (Should it be empty?)

- There are many symlinks/hardlinks and they confuse visitors and hard to understand which one is correct -- although they generally point same content. I suggest a README note instead of symlinks. 

  For example: 

  Which one is the directory for compiled packages? If you use Firefox, you can not see symlinks and think about twice which one is correct one: > actually points to current-packages in same directory > /{arch} points to ../NetBSD/{arch} > actually target of above and {arch}/version points to ie; version_2009Q1

  Which one is directory of latest pkgsrc.tar.gz?

Well, i suggest unique content and readme files or little notes instead of symlinks/hardlinks. 






Responsible-Changed-From-To: standards-manager->misc-bug-people
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:00:59 +0000
Not a standards compliance issue.


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