Subject: different version requirements for source vs. pre-built binaries?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/24/2007 18:35:16
For some packages I maintain -- claws-mail and its plug-ins -- all
plug-ins must be compiled with the base package. However, the versions
may or may not need to match. For example, the trayicon plug-in is at
3.0.1; that source can be compiled with either 3.0.1 or 3.0.2 of
claws-mail itself. However, a binary that runs with claws-mail 3.0.2
must have been compiled with a 3.0.2 base system. Is there any way to
capture this in the Makefile? Or should I just bump the dependency and
PKGREVISION for traiyicon, even though it hasn't changed?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb