Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/2005 12:47:18
> >: 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
> They are not identical. One works on AIX etc., and one doesn't.
> (As far as I understand)
If it compiled and installed on AIX before but didn't work, and now
works, that is a valid reason to bump the version. If it did not
install before, it is not. As I understood it, the latter is the case
here. If I'm mistaken, then the version bump was indeed required.
> > 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
No. pkg_chk's job is to make sure packages are *up to date*.
PKGTOOLS_REQD lists the minimum acceptable version. Those are two