cvs commit: src/lib/libc/locale utf8.c

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Oct 29 13:09:06 PDT 2007

David O'Brien wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 11:57:05PM +0200, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> David O'Brien wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 05:46:09PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 13:30 -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 02:47:13PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
>>>>>> If portmgr@ uses RELENG_6 to base their builds on breaking forward
>>>>>> compat would mean all consumers of packages-6-stable would also
>>>>>> need to use RELENG_6.
>>>>> When did this sease being a requirement?
>>>>> 'pkg_add -r' certainly enforces this requirement.  `pkg_add -r jive'
>>>>> on 6.2-RELEASE will always pull from the packages-6.2-release/ and
>>>>> not packages-6-stable/.
>>>> I thought you could use portupgrade on a 6.2-REL system and have it
>>>> pull the packages from a packages-6-stable tree.
>>> This is not the case for 'portupgrade -P[P]':
> ..
> [ pkgtools.rb code snipped ]
>> portupgrade uses the same environment variables that pkg_add does that
>> allow the user to override the default to packages-6-stable/.  Many
>> users do this.
> And they could also symlink to, set PACKAGESITE to
> specify packages-7-current and 'pkg_add -r'.  Many, many things will work
> fine.  But that doesn't mean we guarentee it will work in all cases.
> Folks are lucky where it works (using X-stable packages on X-release),
> but its not something we can garentee unless we want -stable to be
> -stale.

Fortunately your concerns are not relevant here since reasonable 
workarounds exist.


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