Subject: Re: When has a binary package changed?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2005 12:33:03
On Thu, 17 Nov 2005, Todd Vierling wrote:
> PKGREVISION should be bumped when a package changes in a way that affects
> any installed file or OS-level change on any platform, where the package
> was previously installable from source on that platform; and when criteria
> for runtime dependencies change for dependents of that package.
And to clarify one more step: "... when the package is built using only
pkgsrc's default option set."
That is, no PKGREVISION bump is required if, say, a non-default option is
added that will add something new to the PLIST if enabled. But for the same
reason, a PKGREVISION bump *is* required when a directly included
BUILDLINK_RECOMMENDED changes (as pkgsrc default is to honor RECOMMENDEDs as
if they were DEPENDS).
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>