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Re: nginx-devel causing upgrade problems

On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 07:16:30AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Jonathan Perkin <> writes:
> > Currently both www/nginx and www/nginx-devel have exactly the same
> > version.  This means that binary package repositories only have the
> > version from www/nginx available.
> I guess the cause is that nginx-devel also has a PKGNAME of nginx, so
> it's sort of a separate package and sort of not, and one of those either
> fails or the last one wins, perhaps in some uncontrolled manner.
> > Is there still a strong requirement that we have the -devel package at
> > all?  It does cause confusion for folks who are simply presented with
> > a list of packages and don't know why we ship multiple nginx's, and
> > I'd certainly want to avoid this situation again where they both ship
> > identical versions so that the package isn't shipped at all.
> Typically packages of unreleased versions are in wip instead.
> I would also view it being necessary to have -devel (in pkgsrc, for
> normal users vs testers of the upstream) as a bug in nginx's release
> processes.

Also nginx-1.23 is out, so -devel could be updated to that.

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