Subject: Re: DEPENDS: -* or -[0-9]*
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/2000 15:30:42
On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> : For wildcard depends we tend to use -*, except when we know of
> : a problem (such as ghostscript-* matching ghostscript-x11).
> : This leaves problems 'lying in wait' for later package changes.
> : For consistency, and to avoid such problems should we replace -*
> : with -[0-9]* everywhere?
> This sounds like a good idea to me. AFAIK, all versions start with a digit,
> at least, and this might not prevent, but will at least reduce possible
OK - does anyone know of any cases where we have a DEPENDS or
CONFLICTS of xxx-* which _doesn't_ mean 'xxx-[0-9]*'?
If not, I'll take a pass through pkgsrc and switch all the
DEPENDS and CONFLICTS to -[0-9]*.
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