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pkg/39080: systematic packages downgrades in pkgsrc

>Number:         39080
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       systematic packages downgrades in pkgsrc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 02 11:50:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Aleksey Cheusov
>Release:        pkgsrc
I've found that every year many packages in pkgsrc are downgraded.
That is, formally "new" packages have older versions than "old" ones.

Some of them are listed here for a few years.

Currently such downgrades are not under control at all, because
DOC/CHANGES-YYYY file is generated with no information about downgrades.
IMHO this is VERY serious problem because and should be fixed.

As I already said, until you implement "check for downgrades" in pkgsrc
you can use wip/pkg_summary-utils and run these checks manually between quarter 



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