Subject: Re: remove CVS ID string from +DISPLAY
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/09/2004 08:52:21
> I find it useful to know the versions of things that make up the
> metadata for a package, and that's why I added RCS Ids to all of our
> PLISTs, and our patch files, some time ago.  I would much rather have
> too much information in this case, than too little.

It is useful to me too. It is useful to pkgsrc developers.

> I do not find it extra clutter, and I don't deem it to be noise, and
> I'd prefer to keep the information there if at all possible.

Okay. I was just thinking about admins using packages and end users using
pkg_info -D that have no interest or no clue what it is for.

   Jeremy C. Reed