Subject: Re: When to add/change PKGREVISION?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/20/2003 09:30:03
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Amitai Schlair wrote:

> Likewise, I've avoided bumping PKGREVISION when updating a package
> to build and install on Darwin. As I see it, PKGREVISION is a way
> to tell the user (or pkgsrc itself) that a previously working
> package has been improved. If the package just stopped being broken,
> the user (and pkgsrc) already know it's been improved.

I believe it should be increased then too.

I guess it depends on definition of "broken".

A "broken" package may have been built (packaged), but just not work

So the version number needs to be different so an end-user easily knows
which package is which.

   Jeremy C. Reed