pkg 1.4 freeze please test test test!

Slawa Olhovchenkov slw at
Wed Oct 29 12:13:35 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:19:33AM +0100, 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!

I have issuse, but I am not test on 1.4.
I upgrade php (5.5.15 -> 5.5.17), pecl-memcache don't change version.
pkg uprgade don't reinstall pecl-memcache (pourdure rebuild pecl-memcache).

> 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

linux packages still freebsd:10:x86:32 ?

> - 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

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