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Re: pkg/41087: OS_VERSION should be removed from PKGPATH
The following reply was made to PR pkg/41087; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Aleksey Cheusov <vle%gmx.net@localhost>
To: Quentin Garnier <cube%cubidou.net@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/41087: OS_VERSION should be removed from PKGPATH
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 22:42:54 +0200
>> There is no reason to include OS_VERSION to PKGPATH.
>> This makes lots of troubles and doesn't solve any problem.
>> sysutils/lsof/Makefile rev. 1.98
>> devel/p5-perl-headers/Makefile rev. 1.33
> Assuming you mean PKGNAME,
> I really don't see what kind of trouble it can lead to.
#1 There are definitely more than two packages that heavyly depends on
a particular kernel/OS version.
#2 This "depends" may vary from system to system. pkgsrc is portable
to many OSes. I don't think lsof depends on something present in
#3 Package versions becomes a mess.
From lsof's cvs log (See uppercased text)
date: 2005/05/17 04:45:08; author: atatat
Also, add the "uname -r" value to the lsof package version. This
means that lintpkgsrc will report the lsof package as being out of
date if you update your kernel without updating lsof. IT'S ENTIRELY
LIKELY THAT LSOF WILL CONTINUE TO WORK, BUT IT MIGHT NOT (and it will
warn you anyway), but it's nice to know that it might be good to
I don't think this explanation is enough to add OS_VERSION to PKGNAME.
Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.
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