Subject: Re: bulk-build list
To: Greywolf <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/25/2001 15:20:55
On Fri, 25 May 2001, Greywolf wrote:
> On Fri, 25 May 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> # Allowing only tagged packages is a cop out. It solves the problem of
> # incompatible binary packages in a trivial way -- the version you want
> # won't be there, so you'll have to build your own. It also sends a
> # message to folks who are trying to maintain their own collections, for
> # re-use, or use on multiple machines, that you can't do that, you must
> # instead blow away all your packages and rebuild them periodically.
> I find myself doing this just about every time I upgrade my system, anyway.

My point, exactly. :-)

> What's changing, here?

Granted, if we do the version numbers right, it forces people to
update lots of packages, but doing it as we have been doing it,
haphazardly, is worse, as it makes people have to update all of them.