Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2004 19:24:01
On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Rene Hexel wrote:

> On 04/01/2004, at 7:40 AM, Adam C. Migus wrote:
> > The bug was discoverd on amd64.  NetBSD runs on over 40 platforms
> > and pkgsrc's goal is to be platform agnostic.  It's a bug, period.

Also, the changelogs for 3.6.0 and 3.6.1 mention various other fixes. I do
not know if anyone using pkgsrc is affected by them though.

And I don't know if my fixes for _LP64 were needed for other 64-bit
platforms. (So maybe more than just amd64 was helped.)

>    What I do mind is bumping PKGREVISION in a large number of
> packages to indicate that *another* package was updated!

I also don't like bumping PKGREVISION like this. And I knew people would
complain. (Too bad they didn't complain earlier with real suggestions.)

So I posted a few messages about this 500 package bump to the list ahead
of time (in November and December). Why didn't anyone suggest anything or
complain before?

The thing that is interesting to me is that no one suggested any fixes or
better ideas and I don't recall anyone suggesting that I should not do
this ahead of time.

PKGREVISION has been used same way many times before. And I was asked to
do it again.

This reminds me of the funny Wedding Singer movie: "Once again, things
that could have been brought to my attention yesterday!" :)

   Jeremy C. Reed