Use of newest version number such as 10.0 instead of current

Chuck Burns break19 at
Fri Nov 11 13:05:17 UTC 2011

On Friday, November 11, 2011 07:29:46 AM Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
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> This is preventing testing and / or using efforts .
> I know , it is possible to rename local link names , but
> everyone is not so much knowledgeable .
> Thank you very much .
> Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

Quite honestly, if someone isn't that knowledgeable, then they probably 
shouldn't be running current.  In fact, the handbook even states that. I don't 
really see an issue here.  -current is a bleeding edge development release, 
that must be built from source, and SHOULD always point to the latest source 

If you are using pkg_add -r <pkgname> to install software, on anything but 
release versions, you should expect breakage.

If you do not wish to build from source, then you should probably stick to 
release versions.

Chuck Burns

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