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Re: pkg/45284: native Kerberos on Solaris (again)

  On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:33:35AM +0200, Jörn Clausen wrote:
  >  Again: My question is: Why is this defined at all in this package?

  Because sometimes there are changes which break the API for all

This may be true for a package that can only be provided by pkgsrc. But for a package that can be replaced by a native one, this does not make sense. Because the change in the pkgsrc package is not felt by the customers.

  And a minimum requirement also makes it easier to package software,
  since you don't have to specify a minimum version in every package (as
  long as it can live with the minimum version and doesn't need a newer
  one, then you have to add an API depends there).

But what if the majority of the dependencies would be happy with an older version? And why does not every other package define its version this way?

BTW, if this is not clear: I *want* to keep the native version, even if it is older than the pkgsrc version. Because I assume that the binaries in the native version are able to e.g. make use of cryptographic hardware. And as long as I have no dependencies that need v1.8 of Kerberos, I don't see why I am forced to use the pkgsrc version of this package.

 Jörn Clausen                    
 Universität Bielefeld

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