Subject: Re: just noticed...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2000 15:58:59
On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Jason R. Fink wrote:
> | -rw-r--r-- 1 feyrer wheel 2679960 Oct 27 02:22 perl-5.00404.tgz
> | -rw-r--r-- 1 feyrer wheel 4900456 Oct 27 02:22 perl-5.6.0.tgz
> | 404 > 6
> | :-(
> | Should we dare nuking any old perl binary packages?
> This is a tough nut to crack.
It is, but I'm afraid you didn't get what I mean. :)
I'm talking about the pkg version numbers here, not the pkg size.
If someone has 5.6 installed, and a pkg wants >5.00404, the installed perl
will *not* be ok. Similar problems exist when you do a "pkg_add
.../perl" (no version number), and rely on pkg_add to pick up the latest
(==biggest) version number.
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>