Subject: Re: pullups into 2004Q4?
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/28/2005 09:17:19
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 08:40:22AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > For example, the stable pkgsrc has a fixed tiff but it is still the old
> > version so you don't need to rebuild any dependencies needing tiff.
> Cool -- but is the package system actually aware of this?

Yes. The dependency is open-ended, so any binary packages that depended on
previous tiff would work with the newer tiff.

But if not using binary packages, then rebuilding packages could be forced
because the BUILDLINK_RECOMMENDED was bumped.

> > But if you use the current pkgsrc, updating tiff could require
> > rebuilding many packages depending on it.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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