cvs commit: ports/textproc/libwpd Makefile distinfo

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Fri Jan 6 05:35:16 PST 2006

Mikhail Teterin píše v pá 06. 01. 2006 v 08:30 -0500:
> On Friday 06 January 2006 08:20 am, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> = You must realize that USE_GNOME came into existence before the
> = LIB_DEPENDS without shlib version were even possible in the framework.
> Actually, I think, it was always possible due to how its contents was
> parsed with grep in It is the ability to add templates,
> that is a fairly recent (3 years?) feature.

I'm quite confident it wasn't possible until the introduction of regex
parsing in there... don't know for how long it's present, thou.

> It then took me several years of on-and-off "flame wars" to
> shatter the surprisingly deep seated (and wrong) perception, that
> package-dependencies will break if the shlib number are omitted.

I don't see how it could break package dependencies.

> Many maintainers still would not omit them causing a lot of gratuitious
> upgrades. Probably, because the examples in the handbook don't show it.

People hang on it so badly (including me) perhaps because it was (and
still is) considered a good style for so long...

I still have to convince myself that it's bad style.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
              <pav at>

Geography is only physics slowed down, with a few trees stuck on it...
  -- Terry Pratchett
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