Subject: Re: DEPENDS: -* or -[0-9]*
To: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/06/2000 16:51:31
On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
>   I don't know any from the top of my head, but sometimes xxx-* means
> 'xxx-[0-9]*' or 'xxx-current-[0-9]*'.
> >         If not, I'll take a pass through pkgsrc and switch all the
> >         DEPENDS and CONFLICTS to -[0-9]*.
>   Do that, but you may want to counter-check those packages where a
> -current exists.  For most packages this should be a non-issue, because
> most (if not all) of these packages install their '-current' version as
> 'package-<version>' (where <version> is a newer version than the base
> package) anyway.

Right, and packages that actually have a "-current" in PKGNAME should be

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>