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Re: pkg/38651 (libkver won't install in pkg_comp any more)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/38651; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/38651 (libkver won't install in pkg_comp any more)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:35:04 +0000
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 05:20:05AM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
> ps: personally I no longer care all that much, I use a heavily
> modified version of pkg_comp. If I thought there was any interest
> in updating the version in pkgsrc, I'd send updates, but none of
> the ones I have sent before generated any interest at all (not even
> a "this is no good because...") so I got bored with sending them
> except where there's a direct bug that needs fixing (gnats does
> have patches for this particular problem as patches in some PR or
> other - you should ignore the patch in this PR though, that was an
> attempt to make standalone-install work, and while that actually
> works, it isn't the right way to handle this problem).
I see 34839, 38230, 38232, 42267, 42789, FWIW.
I have no idea why all of this gets ignored, since you seem to be one
of the main users of pkg_comp, but I've also been reluctant to stick
my oar in.
Maybe an interim solution would be to import a separate pkg_comp_kre?
> pps: the (it seems too common) habbit of closing PR's just because
> they are "too old" really needs to be obliterated - eitehr a bug is
> fixed, or it is not fixed, if it is fixed (which includes never
> really existed), the PR should be closed for that reason. If it is
> not understood, and the submitter can't be contacted, then that PR
> can also be closed, but if the bug is understood, or the original
> submitter is still having the problem (and is around to say so)
> then any PR should be left open, essentially forever (even after
> the system in which the bug was detected is no longer supported,
> unless it can be shown that the bug is not present in any supported
David A. Holland
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