Subject: Re: (Incomplete) List of pkgsrc Improvements
To: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
From: Dieter Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/31/2007 15:22:16
> I see this as replacing the dependency that says "foo > 1.4" completely.
> Are you thinking of keeping that and saying "foo > 1.4, ABI version 6",
> with the rule that ABI version increases whenever there is an
> incompatible change, e.g. shlib major bump or a non-library program
> interface changing.
Ah, that is what you were getting at.
I was going to split the information across both packages, the
depending package and the dependency:
In the depending package, we have: DEPENDS=foo>1.4
In the dependency we have: LOWEST_COMPAT=1.5, VERSION=1.5.2
Now, while 1.5.2 satisfies >1.4, we also check that 1.5 is <= 1.4,
which fails. So we know that 1.5.2 cannot be used to fulfill a
We could also go the way you suggested:
In the depending package: DEPENDS=foo>1.4.2, ABI.foo=1.4
In the dependency: ABI=1.5, VERSION=1.5.2
Now, while 1.5.2 satisfies >1.4.2, 1.4 != 1.5, so the package cannot
But with this approach, we have to record the ABI version for each
of a package's dependencies, which seem wasteful.