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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 <apb%cequrux.com@localhost>
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
> > OSVERSION_SPECIFIC?
> 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
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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