Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files
To: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/10/2005 16:29:54
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:36:47PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <20050610101848.GM25559@nef.pbox.org> Alistair wrote:
> : Indeed.
> : 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
"Identical", where the sources differ? I think not.
> : It used to be bumped automatically whenever any source file under
> : pkg_install was checked in, and I really can't see what the problem is
> : to do exactly the same thing here.
> : What is the limitation or restriction on bumping the version number?
> 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 is a problem with the tools you are using to keep up to date,
not with the versioning scheme, as Hubert has already pointed out.
> This causes extra work for administrators. If there is no gain, I
> would say this was best avoided.
There is gain, and this gain needs to be differentiated.
I think I was happier when this was all done automatically.