Subject: Re: Some PKGREVISION bumps and old-USE_BUILDLINK3 sweeping
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/10/2005 18:34:24
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> > * Metapackages that were using NO_BUILD will be PKGREVISION-bumped so that
> >  they will be rebuilt, now that bl3-wrapper are working correctly again.
> It would be really nice if someone would go and develop a decent notion to
> indicate some "this pkg needs rebuild for some weird reason outside the pkg"
> action, which is not what PKG(!)REVISION is intended for.

If it's a revision to change and/or fix what is in the binary *pkg*, then
exactly what's the difference?

This is the part that hasn't been explained too clearly to me.  Currently,
PKGREVISION is bumped for any operationally impacting change to a binary
package.  Whether that was its original intent or not, that's how it's been
used for well over a year now (maybe two?).

-- Todd Vierling <> <>