Subject: Re: pkg_install versions and when it's needed?
To: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 08/10/2007 10:45:41
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Greg wrote:
: I have a -current system, built on July 17.
: I updated pkgsrc, and it was happy to install packages without demanding
: a new pkg_install, even though the version in current is now out of
What exactly do you mean by ``out of date''? That there is a newer
version in pkgsrc? Or that the pkgsrc infrastructure requires a
: With all the churn in pkg_install lately, I'm concerned that the 'new
: enough' logic may leave people in a bad state (I'm helping someone over
: the phone who's losing because of this, but I'm not sure exactly how).
Please find out what is going wrong and where the fault lies. It's
hard to fix such a vague problem.
: So, should pkgsrc be marked so that 20070809 pkg_install is required?
If pkgsrc does does not work with version older than 20070809, then
yes. Otherwise, no.
: Or should people revert to what's in netbsd-3, netbsd-4, or current?
If the version in pkgtools/pkg_install is broken, it should be fixed
or reverted there.