Subject: Re: Why commands in the source tree don't have version?
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/15/2001 12:24:30
> 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).

Then how should we deal with, say, /usr/bin/ssh which is imported from
OpenSSH? The original version (2.3.x) is needed to leave? Or use only
our version like 1.5.0.x? IMHO, original versions have less meaning in
terms of making system consistent. (This is applied to pkgsrc, too.)

...And, if we will have a version for /usr/bin/ssh, we may be able to
specify versions on announcements, and any other documents...