Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: David Laight <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 15:00:15
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, David Laight wrote:

: For shared libraries, why not version them every time they are built?
: (ie with the date/time) and bung that into the SONAME and hence into
: the NEEDED entries on the binaries.

That would be nice, but then we would roll back to the early days of pkgsrc
(before dewey DEPENDS) when you needed a *precise* version of a dependency,
rather than being able to use a newer ABI-compatible version.  The latter
case is much more comfortable when it comes to emergency patch upgrades of
packages, for instance with security hole fixes.

-- Todd Vierling <>