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Re: [ pkgsrc NetBSD 5.1_RC3/x86_64 2010-09-26 14:38]

On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 03:06:19PM -0700, Min Sik Kim wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2010, at 2:10 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 02:07:38PM -0700, Min Sik Kim wrote:
> >>> But a *binary* package won't.
> >> 
> >> That's not true.  The lua-mode binary package will install
> >> emacs-snapshot only when emacs-snapshot is already built and available
> >> as a binary package.
> > 
> > *sigh* That is exactly the situation a user of binary packages e.g. from
> > is facing. The bulk build system warns about this case
> > for exactly this reason.
> No, if the lua-mode binary package is available on, a
> user installing it will not see any problem, because emacs-snapshot was
> not built but emacs was.  So, lua-mode will pick up emacs.  All this
> bulk build error says is that emacs-snapshot is not built.  The build
> build should not stop building other elisp packages.

The bulk build works this way to make it reliable and reproducable. What
you just described is anything but a fragile mess. Ironically, this kind
of problems pops up about every single time someone decides having
multiple versions with the same base name is a good idea.


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