Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/textproc/dict-client
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/21/2005 10:56:53
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> > Why isn't "if any installed file changes" sufficient as the criterion?
> > Judgement calls about whether or not a user might "see" a change are prone
> > to... well, misjudgement.
> It's not a matter of _him_ noticing it. If a question comes up (PR, ...), then
> you can say "try THAT version", and then he'll notice.
> "if any installed file changes" seems a bit vague to me - time stamps come to
> mind. :)

What I mean is, any change that can cause the installed files to change if
all else is equal on the system.  Which means that timestamp changes (which
are dynamic by nature) shouldn't trigger a bump, but something like a change
to an example in a config file (even if commented out by default, which
doesn't technically change "visible" functionality) should.

As I did say, there are corner cases.  The rule of thumb should be as broad
as possible to reduce developer error (with only the exceptions being the
more specific cases).

-- Todd Vierling <> <>