To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/07/2004 10:42:32
On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:

> Sigh. I didn't even notice that one. IMHO it has been just wrong
> to do the update that way, certainly wrong to use RECOMMENDED for
> that.  The buildlink dependencies should not have been touched at
> all, make replace did not work anyway and mixed system (some pkgs
> done using 'old' libtool and some 'new' libtool) worked okay, so
> there was little point to force package updates.
> Okay - anyone has any problem if I replace IGNORE_RECOMMENDED with
> USE_RECOMMENDED now and reverse the usage, i.e. default to ignore
> them and only use them if explicitly enabled?

Yes.  This will mean that many folks won't get necessary security or other
important fixes on a timely basis.

What use is RECOMMENDED if it defaults to ignored?

-- Todd Vierling <> <>