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Re: Changes like PKGREVISION++ for graphics/ilmbase 1.0.2nb2 will kill off the pkgsrc user testing community
* On 2012-07-27 at 16:19 BST, David Shao wrote:
> I understand that it is part of the recommendations for pkgsrc
> developers to bump version numbers when making such changes, but in my
> opinion, changes like the PKGREVISION++ for graphics/ilmbase 1.0.2nb2
> will kill off the pkgsrc user testing community.
> The change is to make ilmbase build on one platform, MirBSD. The
> number of users who were affected by this problem may be in the single
> digits, and they could be told to make update the dependencies though
> whatever MirBSD channels exist to communicate such changes. They
> would have to follow these channels to be using a package that does
> not even stock build on their platform.
If the change was merely to make the package build on MirBSD when it
previously didn't build, then it should not have received a
PKGREVISION bump. Based on the commit message, it looks like this is
a case where it was bumped when it should not have been.
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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