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Re: nginx-devel causing upgrade problems

Jonathan Perkin <> writes:

> * On 2022-07-12 at 12:16 BST, 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.
> pkgin, unless you specifically request an older version, will always
> pick the higher version number.  This means users will often
> unwittingly have nginx-devel installed if they blindly "pkgin install
> nginx" without looking to see a) what versions are available b) what
> the differences are.
> Normally picking the highest version is perfectly fine, but in this
> situation I don't like that the effective default is a development
> version, and then they are tied into following it through what may be
> less stable releases.
> I'm likely to just mark it as BROKEN for my builds to avoid it being
> distributed in my repositories, but it'd be nice for others to not run
> into this problem too.

This seems like a clear argument that nginx-devel should have PKGNAME of
nginx-devel, even if it installs the same (and thus conflicting) files.
This seems true whether or not it is in main or wip.

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