pkg 1.4 freeze please test test test!

Allan Jude allanjude at
Tue Oct 28 23:49:50 UTC 2014

On 2014-10-28 19:35, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 07:27:10PM -0400, Allan Jude wrote:
>> On 2014-10-28 19:19, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> We are starting the release process of pkg 1.4, we want to have a better release
>>> process than with every single previous version of pkg. For that we will need
>>> you help!
>>> pkg-devel has been updated to the latest version of pkg as of alpha2.
>>> Changes you can expect in pkg 1.4 are the following:
>>> - Loads of bug fixes
>>> - Stricter checking of the path passed via the plist
>>> - Removal of the bundled libyaml
>>> - new --raw-format to chose the output format for info -R and search -R
>>> - ABI is now follwing MACHINE_ARCH (freebsd:10:x86:64 become FreeBSD:10:amd64)
>>>   the old ABI is available as a fallback in ALTABI
>>> - pkg check now support a quiet mode
>>> - new 3 way merge code ("stolen" from the fossil-scm) to allow automerging
>>>   configuration files
>>> - new @config keyword to mark a file as a config file (during
>>>   upgrade/reinstallation it will try to merge the configuration with the one the
>>>   user may have modified) an option AUTOMERGE is available to prevent
>>>   automerging if automerge fails a .pkgnew file will be created along with the
>>>   untouched user version of the configuration
>>> - The update procedure has been improved and speed up a lot (in particular for
>>>   machine with low resources)
>>> - The unique identifier has been modified to be pkgname meaning now ports can be
>>>   moved in new categories without having to be considered a different package
>>> - Only libraries starting by lib* are added to the provided libraries
>>> - General speed up of all operations
>>> We need help in testing, but we also need help in writing regression tests !
>>> The more we have tests the more stable the releases will be.
>>> The release will also allow to be able to package base!
>>> regards,
>>> Bapt
>> Naming the option 'AUTOMERGE' when it stops the automatic merging, seems
>> like a really bad idea. Either make it AUTOMERGE=false or NOAUTHMERGE or
>> something.
> The default it automerge: true you have to change it to automerge: false to
> prevent it to work
> regards,
> Bapt

Right, that makes sense, thank you.

Allan Jude

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