Subject: Re: Package naming and major versions [was Re: CVS commit:
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/03/2004 05:23:10
On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 11:18:36 +0200
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 04:58:38 -0400
> "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <> wrote:
> > Nice.  I assume that the mid-level Makefile would only build the
> > latest version so that we don't have to change our scripts and/or
> > meta packages when new versions are added.  I suppose some targets
> > (e.g. clean) could be made to work with all sub-packages.
> The latest may not be appropiate in some cases... in this scenario,
> we'd easily have development packages in pkgsrc (so you'd want the
> mid-level makefile build the latest stable version).

Sounds reasonable.  My point was that you could go to the mid-level
point and just run make without worrying that it would build every
version.  Building the latest stable instead of the latest sounds good

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>