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

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at
Wed Mar 24 14:19:26 PST 2004

On Wednesday 24 March 2004 22:52, Doug Barton wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, David O'Brien wrote:
> > Agreed WRT bumping PORTREVISION.  Why does it seem almost all ports
> > committers today think PORTREVISION must be bumped with ever single
> > commit??
> Two reasons come immediately to mind. The first is inadequate training
> by mentors (which is a self-perpetuating cycle). The second is the well
> entrenched human proclivity to twist a knob simply because it exists.

Most PORTREVISION bumps lately were done to help getting ports linked to 
bumped shared-library revisions of dependency libraries. Those are 
mass-bumps, but they are deemed useful and necessary by portmgr to avoid the 
situation where people have ports linking to stale library revisions for 
ages, causing hard-to-debug trouble much later when almost everybody already 
forgot about the update (portupgrade's feature of preserving old 
shared-library revisions, while generally useful, makes this rather easy - 
perhaps too easy).

The (due-soon) shared-library-revision bump of glib20 will bring another round 
of such bumps. However, for glib20 marcus@ has been sending mail to all 
maintainers of possibly affected ports and asked if ports should be excluded 
from bumping - this is a good way to handle it and should probably be made 
standard procedure for any PORTREVISION bumping of a similar scale. For 
example, simply by taking dependency information from the package registry, 
almost all ports maintained by kde@ would have needed bumping - after the 
manual review, this list has been cut down to just eight ports.

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