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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 08:17:43AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > Are we going to do a mass revbump in pkgsrc?
> Why is this any different that any other change, like base system
> openssl bump? If we revbump every package, should we be doing this for
> every incompatible change in every OS pkgsrc runs on? I don't think
> we've ever (or certainly not usually) done this.
I think the last openssl bump in base was accompanied by a pkgsrc
revbump of all openssl-using packages. Or at least, I remember seeing
such a revbump and I think that was why.
> One does need to build new packages when the OS changes, at least
> sometimes. But a revbump won't fix that, because people who rebuild
> during the bump and then update to current won't get a rebuild.
Right. The intent partly is to make sure new binary packages get
built, and it does do that if the package builders update as
It is not a satisfactory method, certainly.
> I think this is all pretty hard and not new and that we shouldn't force
> fixing it simultaneously the time_t changes.
David A. Holland
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