Port Version Numbering Question
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Wed Nov 9 11:28:28 PST 2005
On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 01:19:22PM -0600, Mark Kane wrote:
> Hi everyone. I'm nearing completion of my second FreeBSD port, however I
> have a quick question about a version number.
> The version as the author released it is "0.2.6-3". Since this is a new
> port to the FreeBSD ports collection and there was no "0.2.6-1" or
> "0.2.6-2" of this software actually released, I'm not sure if I should
> use PORTREVISION to call it "0.2.6_3" or if I should simply use
> PORTVERSION to call it "0.2.6.3". If neither are correct then how would
> I do this properly?
I think 0.2.6.3 is probably right, but not knowing what the authors are
thinking, it's hard to say. If you just set DISTVERSION=0.2.6-3 I'm
pretty sure PORTVERSION will end up with 0.2.6.3. I recently discovered
this feature and it's really handy since you can get automatic DISTFILE
setting in many cases where it wouldn't work if you set PORTVERSION.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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