Subject: Re: inflation of PKGREVISION bumps [was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Rene Hexel <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2004 09:51:40
On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 08:20:37AM +1000, Rene Hexel wrote:
> On 05/01/2004, at 7:59 AM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 06:43:35AM +1000, Rene Hexel wrote:
> >>  I don't know the details of the ABI/API change.
> >>From Jeremy's mails, the PKGREVISION bumps might
> >>have been unnecessary with tiff.
> >
> >It's not unnecessary, it's necessary for binary package
> >consistency.
>   Okay.  In this case, probably bumping PKGREVISIONs
> without bumping *DEPENDS would have been sufficient
> (as long as uploaded binary packages are linked against
> the newest version of tiff).

Yeah, but that's the problem: How do you force that this
'as long as' is true? Currently there is only one way, and
that is by bumping the DEPENDS.

And I don't think anything except forcing it will really work

Btw, I'm having second thoughts on your INCOMPATIBLE -- if
we allow that, the 'as long as' can't be forced at all, can it?