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Re: HEADS UP: I will be merging christos-time_t by the end of the week

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 11:40:41AM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> >A mass revbump only solves the problem for those people tracking 
> >pkgsrc-HEAD
> >and NetBSD-current at the same time (and in the right order).  People who 
> >are
> >using 5.0_BETA or older now and upgrade to current (or 6.0) later, while
> >having updated their pkgsrc in the meanwhile (most likely), will still face
> >the problem.  For them the mass revision bumping in pkgsrc will only be an
> >extra annoyance in the meanwhile.
> >
> >Can't we just yell loudly in UPDATING, on current-users and in the 6.0 
> >release
> >notes?
>       We have an ABI value recorded in +BUILD_INFO - can we not use this
>       to indicate a post christos-time_t binary is incompatible with
>       an earlier library?

That sounds good.  Does pkgsrc support this already?  A quick grep through
the pkgtools/pkg_install sources doesn't show anything with the string "ABI",
so I'm guessing this would need to be added.


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