Subject: Re: Why commands in the source tree don't have version?
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/14/2001 08:41:24
On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 02:02:33PM +0900, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> In message <>
> 	on Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:20:09 +0900,
> 	Masao Uebayashi <> wrote:
> > The pkgsrc's versioning scheme now uses 'nbX' for (important) NetBSD
> > specific changes like security patches. That is, "digits & dots" are
> > insufficient for pkgsrc.
> Yes.  But they arn't use hyphen as version separator.

The reason pkgsrc uses an "nb" suffix is so that we can distinguish the
changes that we have made to the base package (i.e. if we patch version
1.4 of a package, we make it 1.4nb1, so that any 1.4.1 version from the
package's authors doesn't clash with our fixes).