[port update] print/foomatic-db; how to name the package with the current date

Pawel Wieleba P.Wieleba at iem.pw.edu.pl
Wed Mar 9 05:52:33 PST 2005

On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 08:05:53AM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Friday, 4. March 2005 16:04, Pawel Wieleba wrote:
> > Therefore I've got a question.
> > As stated on http://www.linuxprinting.org/foomatic.html
> > devel/foomatic-db is updated daily, therefore I would like to have an
> > up-to-date database during port installation (fetching) on my machine, not
> > just the date stated in devel/foomatic-db/Makefile.
> > I would like to do this automaticaly and I would like that this
> > information
> > (meaning date) will be added to the created package name
> This isn't a good idea. You don't want a port that dynamically tracks a CVS 
> branch, since you cannot guarantee that way that it will 1.) build and 2.) 
> the plist will be correct. Instead, you should choose a fixed date, test with 
> that very thoroughly (like the present foomatic-db port, which hasn't any 
> issues I am aware of) and use that.

Thanks for your comment.
In fact you're write that's why foomatic-db port should be updated more 
frequently, therefore I've created PR 78397, because now database is over 
a year old and many printer drivers are not included.
I also changed versioning to be the same as used by www.linuxprinting.org.
A modified port can be downloaded from:

Pawel Wieleba

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