Subject: Re: pkg/12222: Update for pine and pico
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/17/2001 11:24:16
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

: > : 	Given the package is a bugfix release would it be more appropriate
: > : 	to bump the minor?
: >
: > Only if you can verify that the ABI hasn't changed.  I assume the worst.
: Why assume the worst?

Why assume the best?  Keeping the same major number, if the ABI changes,
can cause spectacular (and difficult to diagnose) breakage.

: None of the release notes even mentions pico.
: It's possible that libpico hasn't changed at all,

Then verify that.

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