cvs commit: ports/devel/libvanessa_adt Makefile pkg-plist ports/devel/libvanessa_adt/files

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed Mar 24 08:50:40 PST 2004

On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:12:24AM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> Clement Laforet wrote:
> > clement     2004/03/23 08:08:33 PST
> >   FreeBSD ports repository
> >   Modified files:
> >     devel/libvanessa_adt Makefile pkg-plist 
> >   Added files:
> >     devel/libvanessa_adt/files 
> >   Log:
> >   - kill .la files
> >   - bump PORTREVISION
> I object to both of the stated purposes for this commit. First, it's
> been discussed to death that 1. .la files sometimes serve a useful
> purpose, and 2. deleting them does not serve a useful purpose. Second,
> if a user has the port installed already, a bumped PORTREVISION would
> suggest to them that there is some benefit in deleting the existing port
> and reinstalling. Here that is clearly not the case.

Agreed WRT bumping PORTREVISION.  Why does it seem almost all ports
committers today think PORTREVISION must be bumped with ever single
commit??  This does nothing but cause unnecessary great churn when using
pkg_version and portupgrade.

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