Subject: Re: Using binary packages on different NetBSD versions.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 02/10/2000 12:57:22
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 12:34:00AM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > > AFAIK binary packages should be compatible across
> > > 1.3 1.3.1 1.3.2
> > > and
> > > 1.4 1.4.1 1.4.2
> > >
> > > but we dont go out of our way to mention this.
> > Is this really true ?
> > If so why do we have a packages/1.4 and packages/1.4.1 on the ftp server ?
> > Just using packages/1.4.x would make maintenance of binary packages easier.
> is there any possible issue with pkgs having been linked with a static lib
> that may have had a bug in it that was fixed in newer releases?
In that case, bunching them up is an even bigger win--any update will
overwrite the old package, unless the packge version were bumped in
the meantime. In _that_ case, the old package is no more broken than
it was before.