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Re: multiple version of packages with the same PKGBASE

Greg Troxel wrote:
I don't understand why it's such a big deal to want to require PKGNAME
to be unique, instead of taking PKGNAME and PKGPATH from an installed
package to search for the pkgsrc source or pre-built binary package.

It's the argument of not doing anything that is unexpected or surprising. Not even to a casual pkgsrc user.

Using PKGPATH to identify the exact package feels like cheating to me, especially since it sometimes changes intentionally (gnome2 -> gnome) and sometimes it shouldn't change (apache-1.3 vs. apache-2.0). How can a binary package manager tell the difference?


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