Suggest to upgrade some software in base

Jon Noack noackjr at
Mon Jun 28 14:01:16 PDT 2004

Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> 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 as 5-STABLE) because they are outdated etc...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 commit.

Anyone want to commit this?  I'll pester you when FILE 4.10 is released, 
but this is certainly an improvement on the version currently in tree.


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