Subject: HEADS UP: Goodbye RECOMMENDED, Welcome ABI_DEPENDS
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2006 00:11:08
The use of RECOMMENDED and BUILDLINK_RECOMMENDED has been confusing for a
long time. Even the documentation had conflicting details. (I need to
check to see if that is fixed :)
To help clarify its use some variable names have been changed:
RECOMMENDED is removed. It becomes ABI_DEPENDS.
BUILDLINK_RECOMMENDED.foo becomes BUILDLINK_ABI_DEPENDS.foo.
BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.foo becomes BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.foo.
BUILDLINK_DEPENDS does not change.
IGNORE_RECOMMENDED (which defaulted to "no") becomes USE_ABI_DEPENDS
which defaults to "yes". (The IGNORE_RECOMMENDED setting will be removed
I have been using it on some non-production systems since it was available
and it has been a great timesaver and works in most cases. Nevertheless:
do not use USE_ABI_DEPENDS unless you know what you are jumping into :)
Also as suggested, I removed the documentation sentences suggesting
bumping for "security" issues. Please consider to actively use
From our discussion on tech-pkg, I have made changes to over 1225 files
(and making changes to over 200 pkgsrc-wip files).
For details, see the pkgsrc guide (I will commit updated pkgsrc.txt
and pkgsrc.html soon).
Jeremy C. Reed
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