Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 06/12/2005 01:04:04
-On [20050611 20:22], Hubert Feyrer ( wrote:
>Because we can say the user who complained that version X doesn't 
>build: "get version Y, it will build".
>I have repeatedly bumped the revision after committing fixes to a package 
>that make it built, e.g. from bulk build fallout or others, and it is my 
>gut feeling that we should continue to do so.

Exactly.  Arguing semantics over whatever feels historically right will mean
jack to Joe Average User that just wants his stuff to work.  And refering to
a specific version of a tool to said user in order to answer his question
why it does not work makes a lot of support people happy.

Also, unless someone comes up with an ingenious way that allows a system
administrator to see what changed between pkg version X and Y without email
or cvs logs you cannot make it easier to note a change in fixing breakage.
Of course, on the same stretch you could argue that a system administrator
shouldn't be updating his pkgs without knowing *exactly* what changed in the
first place.  And so on...

(For those who never get beyond programming: try helping out on IRC channels
and you quickly understand what I mean.)

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)> / asmodai / kita no mono
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