Subject: Re: inflation of PKGREVISION bumps [was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/04/2004 15:57:08
On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 09:22:43PM +1030, Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:
> Another problem that I see is that package maintainer are too keenly setting 
> BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.xxxx in the files to the current revision 
> level, although, applications  may not necessarily require it if backward 
> compatibility is ensured..

The policy is that the should only be bumped
if necessary.  "If necessary" includes:
. security fixes in the package
. library major bumps

I'm not aware of updates in the recent months
that were not supported by one of the two above arguments.