Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 release date
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/09/2003 15:24:33
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On Dec 9, 2003, at 3:20 PM, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> I said "support" as in "we help you do it" as in we keep patches 
> around,
> and update them as the source package changes. That's pkgsrc, is it 
> not?
> I'm saying that I don't think we need to impliment a SECOND way of 
> keeping
> track of 3rd party patches in addition to pkgsrc.

My point is that it is TOTALLY unreasonable to require patches to 
arbitrary 3rd-party software in order to make their shared libraries 
work properly.

All of that can be avoided by not bumping the major on a select set of 
important shared libraries.

It baffles me why people seem to be insisting on looking for a solution 
to this problem when the problem can be completely, and almost totally 
painlessly, avoided in the first place!

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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