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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/subversion16-base

On 10/02/2013 1:02 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:

I have no objection to you adding svn 1.6, but I'm curious why.  I know
this request is beyond our documented norms, but it would be nice to
expand the comment in DESCR to note that 1.6 is not the
upstream-recommended version, explain why 1.6 is useful/necessary (is
there something wrong with 1.7?  is this just for people in managed
environments who haven't decided to upgrade?),

Where I'm coming from is that I see pkgsrc as doing two things for
users: one is wrangling builds so that 'make package-install' is all it
takes, and the other is making choices about what version is in the best
interests of the broad user base.

In the subversion case, it took a while to figure out what the
recommendations are, but I found:

which says basically that 1.7 is current and 1.6 is security fix only.

In the case of 1.6 -> 1.7 there's no repository changes needed, the upgrade on a server is essentially painless.

(I'm posting this in public only because I think pkgsrc in general would
benefit from having this kind of guidance in DESCR, whenever there are
multiple pacakged versions.)

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