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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> > From: CBFalconer <cbfalconer AT yahoo DOT com>
> > Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
> > Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 06:01:08 GMT
> >
> > I keep seeing these re-releases without any visible change in
> > version numbers.
> 
> Actually, such re-releases are quite rare.  Fileutils is an exception,
> rather than a rule.

I may be wrong, but I seem to remember bison and bash flying by
here several times recently, not to mention all the refreshes to
handle XP.

> 
... snip ...
> 
> So what practical problems do you have?  I fail to see the grave
> problems that would require such non-trivial changes.  (The Mini-FAQ
> is maintained manually, which makes it a pain to add the info you are
> asking for.)

Oh well, rejected again :-)

As far as 'maintained manually' is concerned, using 4dos I can get
a useful directory listing with time and description with:

[1] c:\cfiles\newpage\download>type mkindex.btm
echo %=<html%=>%=<pre%=> >index.htm
dir /zkmh /[!index.htm mkindex.btm] >>index.htm
echo %=<%=/pre%=>%=<%=/html%=> >>index.htm

and the html wrappers are not needed for the mini-faq.  To use
such a directory would have to hold only current releases, and
older ones would have to be moved to a sub-directory.

For what it is worth, I have a \dnld\djgpp directory that holds
uninstalled zips.  To install, I move them into \djgpp and run an
install batch, which unzips *.zip and moves the zip to
\djgpp\zipsused\.  I also have \djgpp\zipsused\oldzips\ to allow
me to back up.

I also do a "zip -o zipname" to set the file dates on zips newly
downloaded.

At any rate the result is that my installation contains:
> 
> [1] c:\cfiles\newpage\download>dir /zkmh \djgpp\zipsused
> oldzips      <DIR>      3-28-02   5:29
> bnu2112b.zip  2707938   7-15-01  11:22 Basic Assembler, linker
> bsh204b.zip    454086   6-30-01  22:18 GNU Bash shell 2.04 for DJGPP V2
> bsn129b.zip    818148   9-11-01   0:22 Bison - YACC equivalent
> cdecl25b.zip   107577   8-04-98  17:54
> cdecl25s.zip    25719   8-04-98  17:52
> dif272b.zip    293675   1-18-02   3:22 GNU diffutils 2.72, DJGPP v2
> djdev203.zip  1538147   4-06-00   9:37 DJGPP basic development kit
> faq230b.zip    679865   2-02-00  23:21 Master FAQ for DJGPP
> fil40b.zip    1353395   9-17-01  12:36 GNU fileutils 4.0 for DJGPP V2
> flx254b.zip    192733   5-22-00   1:23 FLEX - LEX equivalent
> gcc2953b.zip  1973168   3-29-01   7:39 Basic GCC compiler
> gdb511b.zip   1450671   2-26-02  17:01 GDB 5.11 for DJGPP
> gmp401b.zip    576045   2-03-02   0:04 GNU Big Numbers 4.01 for DJGPP
> gpc2-1-4.zip  2053419   3-25-02   6:39 GPC 2.1 RC4 on GCC 2.953 for DJGPP
> gpp2953b.zip  1796810   3-29-01   7:39 C++ compiler
> gwk306b.zip    539175   1-10-02   9:37 GAWK 3.06 for DJGPP
> mak3791b.zip   268854   7-26-00   7:39 Make - processes makefiles
> rh1478b.zip   2080025  11-13-00   8:55 RHIDE Integrated Development
> txi40b.zip     646656   1-14-00  12:52 Info File viewer
> txt20b.zip    1098706   9-17-01  12:45 GNU Textutils 2.0 for DJGPP V2

Maybe these techniques will be of use to somebody, or they will
improve on them.

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