On 13/03/2018 15:51, Ken Moffat wrote: > The latest firefox has now been released, but their process for > offering the source has changed (not a surprise to me, they've been > doing this for the 59 betas) - > > The SOURCE file at > https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/59.0/SOURCE > is just some text telling you where to get the source. For the > .tar.bz2 that is > https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-release/archive/c61f5f5ead48c78a80c80db5c489bdc7cfaf8175.tar.bz2 > > And if I use wget the default filename is c61f5f5ead... .tar.bz2 but > the directory within it is mozilla-release-c61f5f5ead.../ > > Fine if you have a wide screen in which to read the book ;) > > I suggest that we recommend using wget so that we can change the > filename, but I'm ambivalent about whether we should make the name > firefox-59.0.tar.bz2 or mozilla-release-c61f5f5ead... ?
We usually don't care much about the extracted directory name. I can give a dozen of examples where the directory name does not match the package name, and we do not say anything... So just provide the complete url, and make a note that if using wget, it may be convenient to use the -O option to get a readable file name (but personally, I never do that). And don't write about the extracted directory... > > In either case, the book will need to note that the tarball creates > a directory called mozilla-release-c61f5f5ead... (and I'm inclined > to use dots rather than write out all 40 hex digits, except in the > link). > If my proposition is retained, that would not be a question anymore :) Pierre -- http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/listinfo/blfs-dev FAQ: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/faq.html Unsubscribe: See the above information page