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Re: pkg/38651 (libkver won't install in pkg_comp any more)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/38651; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/38651 (libkver won't install in pkg_comp any more)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:35:04 +0000

 On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 05:20:05AM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
  > ps: personally I no longer care all that much, I use a heavily
  > modified version of pkg_comp.  If I thought there was any interest
  > in updating the version in pkgsrc, I'd send updates, but none of
  > the ones I have sent before generated any interest at all (not even
  > a "this is no good because...")  so I got bored with sending them
  > except where there's a direct bug that needs fixing (gnats does
  > have patches for this particular problem as patches in some PR or
  > other - you should ignore the patch in this PR though, that was an
  > attempt to make standalone-install work, and while that actually
  > works, it isn't the right way to handle this problem).
 I see 34839, 38230, 38232, 42267, 42789, FWIW.
 I have no idea why all of this gets ignored, since you seem to be one
 of the main users of pkg_comp, but I've also been reluctant to stick
 my oar in.
 Maybe an interim solution would be to import a separate pkg_comp_kre?
  > pps: the (it seems too common) habbit of closing PR's just because
  > they are "too old" really needs to be obliterated - eitehr a bug is
  > fixed, or it is not fixed, if it is fixed (which includes never
  > really existed), the PR should be closed for that reason.  If it is
  > not understood, and the submitter can't be contacted, then that PR
  > can also be closed, but if the bug is understood, or the original
  > submitter is still having the problem (and is around to say so)
  > then any PR should be left open, essentially forever (even after
  > the system in which the bug was detected is no longer supported,
  > unless it can be shown that the bug is not present in any supported
  > version).
 Yes indeed.
 David A. Holland

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