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Re: package name for x11/xf86-video-ati6

On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:06:30 +0200
Thomas Klausner <> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:41:57AM +0200, Nicolas Thauvin wrote:
> > I recently updated my packages and found that I'm impacted with PR
> > 47935. So I installed x11/xf86-video-ati6, but it created a
> > xf86-video-ati-6.14.6.
> > 
> > The package name may conflict with x11/xf86-video-ati, since this
> > one has a newer version, it would overwrite the other if both are
> > built in a pbulk. Am I correct?
> Both are built by a bulk build. Depending on what tools you use for
> installing your packages, the version from xf86-video-ati might get
> installed since it has a higher version number.

OK. This may be confusing. Some software is available in different
version in pkgsrc, having 2 different package with their version would
not be strange.

> If we just switch the PKGNAME so they are different we have to add
> manual conflicts but would avoid that problem. Do you think that'd be
> useful?

If you don't mind, I would prefer to have xf86-video-ati6 as
PACKAGENAME, with a MESSAGE that explains why 2 versions are maintained.

> > In PR 47935, a question is "do we keep this version?", I would say
> > yes, even if modular Xorg segfault at the end, my laptop is usable
> > and I can wait for KMS to be added to NetBSD.

Thanks and regards,

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