Subject: Re: when to bump the revision number?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/27/2006 00:16:02
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On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 08:15:38PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I want to change the MESSAGE.NetBSD file on a package. Do I bump the
> revision number when I do?
Yes, because the file is included in the binary package, therefore the
revision should be bumped. E.g., you won't bump if a change only makes
a package compile on a platform it didn't compile before, because it
doesn't change the binary package--there wasn't one.
Changing MAINTAINER is another example: the binary package doesn't
include that information.
Of course, there some situations where it doesn't matter much (e.g.,
fixing a typo in MESSAGE).
Quentin Garnier - email@example.com - cube@NetBSD.org
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.
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