Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/sudo
To: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/26/2005 17:07:12
On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> We've had "PKGREVISION= #empty" around for quite a while,
In some packages. I've removed it in some places, too.
> Yes, and PKGREVISION= #empty is bad because ... ?
The Makefile should be as short as possible, to reduce the number of
variables needing blanket changes.
This type of pkgsrc refinement is not uncommon -- variable name change,
usable value changes, etc. (To make this reference more relevant: There's
still the stale tech-pkg thread about the meaning of PKGREVISION on the head
vs. the branch of pkgsrc and inconsistencies between them wrt security fixes
when a package change is not pulled up wholesale.)
If a variable isn't in the Makefile at all, any procedural changes to that
variable don't require a commit to munge the existing one into the new form.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>