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Re: Version requirements for dependancies
On Tue, 11 Nov 2008, Robert Elz wrote:
> You misinterpreted the problem. You're assuming Chris is asking about
> needing to rebuild spamprobe when db4 is updated. That isn't it at all.
I understood the problem. I was pointing out other sides of the situation
> The problem here is that pkgsrc is optimised towards making it easier for
> the pkgsrc developer, and not making things correct, or easier for the
I see it another way (for this specific problem): pkgsrc is optimized
towards making it easier for the package end-user (not pkgsrc builder).
> Either way, the old db4 would do, and is perhaps even better than, the
> new one (of course, the new one may have bug or performance fixes that
> might make it preferable, but certainly not essential.)
Except in the case where binary packages are used on different systems,
because of libdb4-4.6.so.6 versus libdb4-4.7.so.7.
As for the increased of the API requirements, I don't know why that was
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