Subject: Re: major number unification?
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/29/2007 09:43:40
Tim Rightnour wrote:
> >> macppc has the most users and history, so perhaps we base it on
> >> that one?
> > Fine with me.
> I'm willing to declare a flag day for prep. As for bebox, mvmeppc, ofppc, none
> of them really have users. That mostly leaves the evbppc stuff, which I'm not
> entirely sure what the status is as far as users.
The evbppc major numbers are pretty much compatible with the macppc
majors (or at least they should be) so this shouldn't be an issue here.
In general, this particular sort of flag day sounds like it will be
pretty painful for any existing users of other ports. If it's just a
library it's easy to switch it around or even use /rescue to boot to
single user. That said, it doesn't look like it'll effect evbppc, so I
personally don't have a problem :-)