cvs commit: ports/devel/adime Makefile ports/x11-wm/icewm Makefile ports/graphics/scr2png Makefile ports/x11/xbindkeys Makefile

Sahil Tandon sahil+cvs-ports at
Sun Feb 19 17:56:49 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 16:45:28 +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:09:44AM -0500, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> > Alexey, I appreciate your perspective on this, but I want to make
> > sure you are aware of the related discussion (and opposing
> > viewpoints) on freebsd-ports:
> Yes, I've heard that reasoning a number of times since I started to
> hack on ports, which is a relatively long period.

Your long hacking tenure aside, I am just glad to know you are aware of
other reasonable opinions on this topic.

>  Technically, since there is no supporting infrastructure to ensure if
>  some app really requires particular shlib version or not (and I
>  personally do not see how it can be implemented automatically for any
>  arbitrary port out there), the whole issue right now is little more
>  than a matter of personal preference.

Emphasis on 'personal preference'.

> ...
> Bottom line: unless we have reliably working solution to ensure if a
> port really wants a particular ABI or not, it's better to be on the
> safe side.

Thanks for your opinion.

Sahil Tandon

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