ports/58588: port dns/bind9: PORTEPOCH must be increased

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Mon Oct 27 14:51:38 PST 2003

Doug Barton wrote:

> Synopsis: port dns/bind9: PORTEPOCH must be increased
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By: dougb
> State-Changed-When: Mon Oct 27 13:16:17 PST 2003
> State-Changed-Why: 
> I can't be responsible for the problems of other ports. :)
> The ports system won't allow 9.2.3rc4 as a version, and the
> other tools choke on < 9.2.3, and I'm definitely not
> going to update portepoch, so the solutio has to be found
> elsewhere.
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=58588

That's the way the port tools work. The FreeBSD Porter's Handbook
recommends using 9.2.3.r4 for 9.2.3rc4:
and indeed:
# pkg_version -t 9.2.3.r4 9.2.3

People using portupgrade are missing the update to the release
version. What is the problem with bumping the PORTEPOCH?


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