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Re: pkg/46308: pkg_add should not display warnings for known compatible platform mismatches
The following reply was made to PR pkg/46308; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/46308: pkg_add should not display warnings for known
compatible platform mismatches
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:21:58 +0200
On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 07:10:06PM +0000, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/46308; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Jan Schaumann <jschauma%netmeister.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: pkg/46308: pkg_add should not display warnings for known
> compatible platform mismatches
> Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 15:07:18 -0400
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> Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 06:10:01PM +0000,
> jschauma%netmeister.org@localhost wrote:
> > > pkg_add displays a warning whenever a package is installed for a platf=
> orm that
> > > does not match the current platform 100%. Under NetBSD, however, we k=
> now that
> > > certain platforms will be compatible. In particular, any package buil=
> t under
> > > major version N should work on other hosts running major N, even if th=
> e build
> > > and deploy hosts have different minor versions.
> > =20
> > That's not a correct assumption to make, IMO.
> We have incomaptible minor versions? That seems like a problem to me.
> How about compatibility across tiny versions?
Well, 5.1 is the state of the netbsd-5 branch at some point between
5.0.0 and 5.1.0 release, right? So it might have the new X libraries or
might not have them. Impossible to tell. x.y.z and x.y.z+1 are most
likely compatible, not sure if we ever pulled up a binary incompatible
ABI change. I'd still say it is backwards compatible only, e.g. new
functions may exist in z+1.
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