Am Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:45:30 +0000
schrieb Martin Nowak <>:

> On Sunday, 1 October 2017 at 17:36:12 UTC, Marco Leise wrote:
> > Other than that I'm happy with the package, as it provides the 
> > man pages, pre-built HTML documentation and a binary to 
> > bootstrap dmd on systems that lack a D compiler. (The use case 
> > being compilation from source for Gentoo Linux.)  
> I won't reorganize the folder structure in a point release. But 
> thanks for pointing out that this needs a fix.
> Would getting the sources as a separate download (or just from 
> github) be a feasible alternative.

Yes, it is absolutely feasible to download several files.
Currently the URIs are computable from the release year and
version, so maintaining 2 or 3 URIs is ok. Also now that the
path issues are worked around on my side they have no running
maintenance cost. It is different with missing files, because
then you have to manually collect the version that matches the
release from GitHub.
If you thought of removing the sources from the archives
entirely and point to GitHub that's fine with me. The concern
Eugene brought up about checksum verification failures still
holds though. It then depends on how quickly the package
maintainers respond and fix their scripts.


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