Subject: re: NetBSD 2.0 release date
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/09/2003 08:54:30
   > Now let's say libother is a 3rd-party library, which is used on many 
   > different operating systems.  How easy do you think it will be to get 
   > the libother maintainers to bump their shared library version?  How 
   > easy do you think it will be to maintain a local patch for all eternity 
   > that keeps the shared library version ahead +1 of the stock libother 
   > version (and only for specific versions of NetBSD)?
   > How easy do you think it will be to maintain such patches for hundreds 
   > (or even thousands) of 3rd-party libraries?
   That part is easy! pkgsrc already does this for thousands of libraries now
   (as part of the patches for the enclosing packages).

pkgsrc can't solve the problem unless you're going to make it so that
the major version of a shlib += (libc version - 12) ?  otherwise you're
going to end up bumping the shlib on old (eg, 1.6) platforms, and other
non-netbsd hosts.

at the end of the day, what's the benefit?  programs don't work anymore.

why do people want this?  all it causes is pain.