Subject: Re: Inconsistent dependency handling
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/2006 15:17:23
On 5/23/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> currently pkgsrc source builds and pkg_add usage can differ in the
> version of packages to use.
> IMO it is an error when the latest version of a package doesn't come
> from package directory specified in the dependency line, so all PHP 4.4
> dependencies should be changed to explicitly specify < 5 like we do in
> pkgsrc-security for vulnerabilities.
Yes, that's exactly what they should be doing. Alternatively, since
the PHP ABI tends to change per minor release, they could depend on
the >=3D4.4.whatever and -4.4.* (non-dewey pattern) to ensure that the
version used is 4.4.something but newer than some baseline.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>