Subject: Re: unexpected package name matching
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/15/2007 13:24:29
On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 01:31:09AM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> Klaus Heinz wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is the following behaviour expected?
>>   $ pkg_info -e pkg_install
>>   pkg_install-20070814
>>   $ pkg_info -e pkg\*all
>>   $ pkg_info -e pkg\*all\*
>>   pkg_install-20070814
>> This means that matching against package names without version number
>> works but wildcard matching is only successful against full package
>> names (with version number).
> Fixed in current pkgsrc. Thanks for finding this inconsistency.

While it is inconsistent, I am not sure I like the more general
behaviour either. It adds another class of possible abuses...