Subject: Ignoring sub-sub-sub version bumps?
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/15/2006 18:30:44
An occasional quirk of pkgsrc builds is that they will decide that a new
version of some library simply MUST be built, with the inevitable effect

1.  All dependant packages must be removed and rebuilt.
2.  All their other dependencies are subjected to the same heat-seeker upgrade
path.  Which means...
3.  Those libraries are also rebuilt, so...
4.  Everything in pkgsrc is rebuilt so you can upgrade from gtk+-1.2.10nb8 to

There has to be some sane way to distinguish these; perhaps the simplest
solution would just be to be much much more conservative about specifying
requirements, leaving the requirement as "gtk+>=1.2" unless there's a real,
specific, known bug that REQUIRES a rebuild.

There used to be something about IGNORE_RECOMMENDED, but it seems to be
gone now.