Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/23/1999 17:12:05
On Thu, 23 Sep 1999, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> This point makes a lot of sense, and I'm surprised no one noticed it
> sooner.
> How about we install xforms with our own release numbers?  It should
> be easy to rebuild the shared library The Right Way using pkglibtool
> since the static one has PIC objects.  If the API changes, we'll bump
> the major, otherwise we bump our minor on new releases of xforms.
> That way, our shared lib semantics are preserved, and, as a bonus, we
> can even use DEPENDS=xforms-* in all the packages which use xforms.
> So supposing the next xforms release is xforms-0.90, the package will
> be named xforms-0.90, but it will install shared libraries as
> Does that sound good?

That'd work too. :-)

Take care,