Subject: Re: inflation of PKGREVISION bumps [was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
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 buildlink2.mk files to the current revision
> level, although, applications may not necessarily require it if backward
> compatibility is ensured..
The policy is that the BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.xxx should only be bumped
if necessary. "If necessary" includes:
. security fixes in the package
. library major bumps
I'm not aware of BUILDLINK_DEPENDS.xxx updates in the recent months
that were not supported by one of the two above arguments.