Subject: Re: how to handle non-successive package versions ?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/23/2005 22:20:35
On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 10:11:38PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> >a while ago, I committed texmaker (a LaTeX IDE) to pkgsrc-wip.  It was then
> >at version 1.12.  Two newer versions have been released since then, but
> >they're called 1.2 and 1.2.1.
> >
> >I'd expect pkgsrc update scripts will get confused if I just use the
> >DISTNAME of the updated package, so how should I handle this?
> Go for the author's version scheme, even if it sucks.

But won't things like pkg_chk or lintpkgsrc consider it a downgrade then
(and refuse to "upgrade" the package) ?