Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Juan RP <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 12/23/2004 10:33:24
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On Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 12:14:21AM +0100, Juan RP wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 09:45:22 +1100
> Daniel Carosone <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 09:46:25PM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> > >=20
> > > Remove support for some variables that are supposed to go away after
> > > pkgsrc-2004Q4 is branched.
> >=20
> > As a general question, how do I as an end-user find or get notified of
> > these impending changes?  I presume I would have to adjust my mk.conf
> > accordingly to use the PKG_OPTIONS.* equivalents of my previous
> > preferences.  Is there a standard notification process in the
> > framework (deprecated variable warnings for one release cycle?) or a
> > standard location where such changes are documented?
> Usually, obsolete variables are documented in the new file, wh=
> the package has been converted.

Ok, thats something.  Is there any facility to learn that the
variables I'm setting aren't being used anymore, and that therefore
the package is suddenly going to be built differently to how I expect
until I make the appropriate change?

As long as they're taking up (comment) space in, perhaps
something like


could be used to trip a warning/error and an appropriate generic 'look
in for clues' message?


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