Suggest to upgrade some software in base

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Mon Jun 28 13:33:03 PDT 2004

Jon Noack wrote:
> On 06/28/04 07:52, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
>> Jon Noack wrote:
>>> On 06/27/04 12:02, David O'Brien wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 04:54:08PM +0200, Divacky Roman wrote:
>>>>> I digged through our base system and looked for versions of
>>>>> contributed soft. I found these program which could (and I think
>>>>> should) be easily and painlessly upgraded (before 5.3 as 5-STABLE)
>>>>> because they are outdated etc... these are:
>>>>> file - 3.41 ->  4.09
>>>>> Painless upgrade and the benefit is much newer magic file
>>>> Only semi-painless.  The code and how it is built has changed 
>>>> around a
>>>> lot, else I would have upgraded it by now.  That said, in progress; 
>>>> but
>>>> lower priority than my toolchain work.
>>>> And why does this have to happen before 5-STABLE?  I can certainly 
>>>> MFC
>>>> something like this.
>>> Don't import until FILE 4.10 is released.  I've submitted a patch to 
>>> Christos Zoulas for inclusion in 4.10 that *greatly* increases the 
>>> accuracy of FILE for FreeBSD.  As soon as I see FILE 4.10 released 
>>> (with my patch), I'll be pleading for an import...
>> Seems like Christos has been swamped by readelf.c patches :) I must 
>> admit that I didn't care about 4.6.2...
>> Anyway, 4.09 is an improvement, and the import of 4.10 should be 
>> trivial afterwards, so why wait?
> I agree that 4.09 is a huge improvement (although it's wrong for 
> FreeBSD 4.10+, at least it correctly detects 5.x for the time being.  
> however, as soon as we we get 5-STABLE it'll still say it's -CURRENT).  
> The biggest issue will be the upgrade from 3.41 -> 4.x, so the 4.09 -> 
> 4.10 upgrade should be trivial as you say.
> My only concern was conservation of limited developer resources.  If 
> someone wants to import 4.09 with the intent of following up to 4.10, 
> go for it.  However, in my opinion FILE 4.10 should be primary goal.

As said before: the update is sitting in my local repository, ready to 


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