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Re: Making it easier to get and use pkgsrc

Jean-Yves Migeon <> writes:

> On 12.12.2010 02:56, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 10:56:11PM +0100, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
>>> - suppress warning when pkg_add'ing packages where build and target
>>> system have different minor revisions (e.g. NetBSD-5.0.2 vs
>>> NetBSD-5.1.RC4, for example)
>> To set a good example of coding vs. talking ;) I've improved the
>> version check so pkg_add doesn't warn about adding packages from
>> nearly the same opsys version.
>> In particular, this currently accepts (on NetBSD) any of foo_ALPHA*,
>> foo_BETA*, foo_RC*, foo_STABLE*, foo_PATCH* the same as foo.
>> Support for more platforms should be easy to add.
>> I'm not so sure about accepting 5.0 vs. 5.1, as you suggest above, so
>> I left that out for now.
> I am all for this patch. While this is certainly problematic for !NetBSD
> OS, I can't find a reason why it shouldn't be committed. Major revisions
> for NetBSD should be binary compatible.

Sounds good to me.  Perhaps this logic also belongs in osabi; I've done
a lot of rebuilds due to 5.1RC[1234].

I have the impression that 5.0 and 5.1 aren't binary compatible due to
some X library, but I don't really understand.

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