past at ebs.gr
Mon Feb 14 01:15:57 PST 2005
Palle Girgensohn wrote:
> I'm maintaining the postgresql-jdbc port.
> One thing I've considered, but not come to any conclusion about, is
> whether the port should register somehow which version of JDBC it has
> built, JDBC1, JDBC2 or JDBC3. There's even a JDBC2 + EE variant... Which
> version is built depends on which JDK was used to build it. jdk1.1 =>
> JDBC1, jdk1.2-1.3 => JDBC2, and jdk1.4+ => JDBC3. Hence, very few would
> want JDBC1 nowadays, I suppose. The only package built by the package
> cluster now is for JDBC1, which kind of sucks a bit :)
> To fix this, the right way is to create a bunch of slave ports, on for
> each type as per above. Then, the package building cluster would build
> all version. The slave ports would set JAVA_VERSION=1.1 and 1.2
> respectively, and the main port could install the greatest version.
> PKGNAMESUFFIX would be set to jdbcN.
> Is this just overkill? If most of you use the port anyway, it probably
> is, but if ppl tend to use prebuilt packages, they will end up with a
> somewhat crippled JDBC1 jar even if they run jdk-1.5, so then it might
> be worth it.
> I slimmer way is to just let the package name reflect which version has
> been built, but not bother to create slave ports.
> Any opinions? What do you think, is it worth the effort?
> (See <http://jdbc.postgresql.org/download.html> for info on different
> versions of PostgreSQL's JDBC.)
As someone who was bitten by this, I believe package users should have
some sort of warning sign. I don't mind what the solution will be, as
long as a regular "pkg_add -r foo" can work as expected. Is this
possible with the "slimmer" approach?
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