Subject: Re: bumping revisions for dependent packages
To: Klaus Heinz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 06/14/2007 17:00:34
On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> so far, I have never had the need to know exactly what to do in case the
> package I update is a prerequisite for many other packages.
> Unfortunately this happy state is about to end.
> I have an update for graphics/ImageMagick 188.8.131.52 ready (ok by adam@)
> and would like to know how to proceed after committing this to CVS.
> According to fgrep, the following packages rely on ImageMagick by means
> of including buildink3.mk:
> Am I supposed to bump the revision of those packages?
The Pkgsrc Guide says:
"PKGREVISION must also be incremented when dependencies have ABI
Did the ABI change?
Also see in that Guide about "Updating BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS.pkg in
What might be confusing above is that some of these may not really use
ImageMagick's library, but use a standalone tool line "convert". For
example, maybe graphics/x11rec will have no change (I don't know).
> What about packages who rely on ImageMagick through a simple DEPENDS
I wouldn't worry about them. If some command-line options for some
ImageMagick tool used become incompatible, then we can look at it further.
Jeremy C. Reed