Stephen Borrill <netbsd%precedence.co.uk@localhost> writes: > On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, John Marino wrote: >> I've been requested to update a package that requires a minimum >> version of TCL as 8.5.0. This is not entirely unreasonable given >> that 8.5.0 was released in December, 2007, nearly 6 years ago. >> >> pkgsrc is still on the 8.4 series of lang/tcl. >> Is there any reason we can't or shouldn't upgrade? >> I'm asking before I attempt it in case there's some background info >> I don't know. > > You must ensure that packages that use tcl/tk still work. For > instance, the mbone tools: vic, vat, rat, wbd I'm conflicted about this. If vic/vat/etc. aren't sufficiently alive to have new versions that work with 8.5, then it's not really reasonable to hold up a tcl update, or to make the person who wants to update tcl create 84 packages and move mbone tools to them. On the other end, these are historic tools that I remember using ~20 years ago, and it feels against the BSD tradition to toss them uncerominously.
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