Subject: Re: Inconsistent dependency handling
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/23/2006 15:17:23
On 5/23/06, <> 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 <> <> <>