Jonathan Perkin <jperkin%joyent.com@localhost> writes: > * On 2022-07-12 at 12:16 BST, Greg Troxel wrote: > >>Jonathan Perkin <jperkin%joyent.com@localhost> 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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