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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.bin/make
Alistair Crooks <agc%pkgsrc.org@localhost> writes:
> This is veering off topic, I fear, but a datapoint:
> We used a yyyymmdd-based time value for version numbering of the
> pkg_install tools, derived from embedded RCS Ids, for years (to check
> tools had sufficient features for what they were going to be asked to
> do). This was across NetBSD and pkgsrc branches.
That's fine, but those are
a) essentially monotonic because of your management practices
b) not based on build time (which is my main complaint about things like
the old make(1) version stamp.
Also, the pkg tools are under quite active development and have
substantial interface shifts with time, and you need to automatically
decide when to rebuild them so you *need* a version.
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