Subject: Re: PKGREVISION for Makefile.common
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@Xtrmntr.org>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/20/2005 12:42:02
On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> > recently we had a discussion about introducing something like
> > PKGREVISION for Makefile.common. Today I have noticed that this kind
> > of thing would be really useful, as it is a tedious task to find out
> > all packages that use a specific file.
> > My proposal is to have a list, maybe called PKGREVISION_BUMPERS, that
> > each package can append some values. The number of values would then
> > be added to the PKGREVISION. For debugging, it may be a good idea to
> > use the name of the file wanting the PKGREVISION bump as the value.
> please don't. please. that way lies madness.
[finally reading old thread...]
That's right. It may save tedium to have some kind of PKGREVISION addend
variable for .common use -- but how do you figure out what PKGREVISIONs to
remove (reset) when updating the common package version/DISTNAME? That's
right back at the starting gate, and you'd have to look for all those
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>