Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/dict-client
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/21/2005 16:38:25
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Todd Vierling wrote:
> It's rather critical to have a front-and-center indicator of whether
> installed files are different.  Otherwise, users having trouble with a
> package will have a much more difficult time trying to communicate which
> "version" of the package is in use.

Yes. Actually, I'd make this the central point to judge if a PKGREVISION 
bump is appropriate: If you can/have to tell a user "use THAT (new) 
revision" in order to make it differentiate from an old, possibly
buggy/insufficient version, then the bump is justified. For whatever 
changes led to the change in behaviour that may be of interest to the 

Personally I think trying to list all those possible changes would be too 
much, and should be left to developers' judgement. :)

  - Hubert

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