Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 06/10/2005 10:41:50
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Dieter Baron wrote:
> : All of which is a perfectly valid reason to bump the version number.
>  Please elaborate.  Why is that a reason to bump the version?  Why is
> it useful to have two identical packages with different version
> numbers?

They are not identical. One works on AIX etc., and one doesn't.
(As far as I understand)

>  If the version number is bumped, the installed version is no longer
> up-to-date, as indicated by pkg_chk or the bulk build.  This means
> many people will rebuild it for exactly zeor gain.  Plus, since
> pkg_install installs into /usr (at least on NetBSD), which is
> read-only on sandboxed bulk builds, this has to be done manually.

That's a problem of pkg_chk and whatnot not respecting the PKGTOOLS_REQD 

  - Hubert