ruby port version going backwards? epoch

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Apr 5 14:04:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 09:31:42AM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Greetings,
> I just saw this after portsnap fetch update when running pkg_version -IvL=:
> ruby-,1                     >   succeeds index (index has 1.8.6)
> Please restore ruby's PORTEPOCH - and consider installing pre-commit check
> scripts on the CVS master server that refuse Makefile commits that make
> the version go backwards.

This was fixed, but note that pre-commit checks wouldn't have helped:
the change was made in one file ( but the effects felt in
others.  In order to catch it we'd have to iterate over the entire
ports tree, which would delay each commit by a few tens of minutes, or
a few hours depending on machine load :)

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