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Re: make modular X11 the default on NetBSD

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:01:03AM -0400, Julio Merino wrote:
 > > The other thing is, bulk building has two purposes. One is generating
 > > binary packages for people to use; the other is testing. Right now the
 > > tools favor the testing role. pbulk, for example, will rebuild a
 > > package if any of its files get updated or if anything it depends on
 > > gets rebuilt; this is necessary for testing (now and then it turns up
 > > unexpected problems) but for the most part not necessary for producing
 > > binary packages, especially on the stable branch. We can and probably
 > > should adjust this sort of thing for stable builds; we do far too
 > > much belt-and-suspenders-and-maglev-and-antigrav stuff in pkgsrc and
 > > it's unnecessarily expensive.
 > Another option would be to only rebuild a package if its full version
 > (including the revision) has changed.  Yes, I'm aware that this has
 > its own problems, but it also means that the maintainer controls
 > exactly what causes a package to be rebuilt and ensures that package
 > revisions are bumped to showcase differences in the binaries.

Right, that's more or less what I'm suggesting.

David A. Holland

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