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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: Alan Barrett <>
Subject: Re: pkg/41087 (OS_VERSION should be removed from PKGPATH)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:30:56 +0200

 On Wed, 17 Feb 2010, David Holland wrote:
 >   >> What does come to mind is adding a dummy package whose version
 >   >> *is* the kernel version and having lsof depend on it. This would also
 >   >> solve the problem and be less messy.
 >   >  
 >   >  I like it!  
 >   >  
 >   >  But why not make it a dependance for all packages that set 
 >  That sounds like a good plan... especially since it appears that
 >  currently OSVERSION_SPECIFIC doesn't actually *do* anything...
 I have been doing something like that for 2 or 3 years, with no obvious
 problems.  I started doing that when I learned that libtool-base needed
 to be re-built after (some) OS updates.  Right now, I have this:
     $ pkg_info os-version-\*
     Information for os-version-netbsd-5.99.24:
     Operating system name and version
     Required by:
     This package encodes the operating system name and version.  Other
     packages that need to be updated when the operating system is updated
     may depend on this package.
 --apb (Alan Barrett)

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