HEADS UP: GSL update has broken dependent ports (was: porttools -- generate pkg-plist)

Kirill Ponomarew krion at voodoo.oberon.net
Tue Jul 6 15:27:51 PDT 2004


On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 12:10:42AM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> >  The new GSL-1.5 tarball is available and I wanted to port it using the
> > port-authoring-tools-1.0. Is there any information on how I can use it
> > or the associated software, porttools, to generate a pkg-plist? I
> > looked for  a man page on port-authoring-tools and porttools and found
> > none. Google also did not turn up any docs.
> OK, so I see this was committed without advance warning (i. e. HEADS-UP
> mail here) and without fixing dependent ports - breaking bogofilter
> because it cannot satisfy its dependencies any longer.
> Please remember to notify the maintainers of dependent ports ahead of
> time so they can tell whether the updated library will have to live on
> in a separate port or whether dependency lines in their own ports must
> be updated. The GSL update falls into the latter category.

Usually you don't need to notify another maintainers about
library chase, it's committer's responsibility.

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