Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 06/10/2005 16:29:54
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:36:47PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <> 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
> numbers?

"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.