port versions

Bill Coffman bill.coffman at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 17:17:48 PST 2005

Thanks for the info.

Since we're on the subject, I was wondering about other conventions
for port versions.  Sometimes it's "_1" or "_2" and sometimes it's
like "p5-DBD-mysql40-2.9004_1".  Is there any reason for all these, or
are they just left to the variable discretion of the port maintainer?


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 23:08:00 +0100, Alex Dupre <ale at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Bill Coffman wrote:
> > My friend, who is an expert in Linux, but not FreeBSD, told me that
> > the "a" meant that this is alpha code.  Is this correct?  Seems wrong
> > to me.
> It is wrong. In MySQL case an appended "a" means that the tarball has
> been repackaged to fix a small bug in release (and 4.1 serie is
> production quality.
> --
> Alex Dupre

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