Subject: Re: Proposed changes to the PostgreSQL changes
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/21/2004 14:50:51
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Marc Recht wrote:

> > I know there is prior art, but I'd prefer if we use package names that
> > have versions with the real versions.
> >
> > For example, use postgresql7.4 not 74. (This works fine for me for my
> > linux-kernel packages: linux-kernel2.6.3-2.6.3 and linux-kernel2.6.7-2.6.7
> > both installed at same time.)
> Besides that I'm not liking dots in filenames there's no prior art for that
> in pkgsrc and postgresql74* would need to be re-imported as well... Also,
> it's more than unlikely that we will ever have different tiny versions of
> PostgreSQL in pkgsrc. Different minor versions are needed for a variety of
> reasons (at very least for database upgrades), but not tiny versions.

I didn't mean PostgreSQL in particular. I just brought it up since it
caught my attention. I am talking about possible packages like foo12 which
could mean foo-1.2 or foo-12.0? It could become confusing.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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