Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Mon Dec 24 16:08:17 UTC 2012

On 24 December 2012 10:11, Miroslav Lachman <000.fbsd at quip.cz> wrote:
> In addition, ACTION: REBUILD_DEPS can be parsable by ports management tools
> and automatically handled.
> Rebuild deps is the mostly used information in UPDATING so it can be
> seamlessly handled by ports tools.

UPDATING can't be handled automatically for a variety of reasons.
Imagine a port gets updated from 1.0 to 2.0 and then from 2.0 to 2.1.
If 1.0->2.0 requires the rebuild there is no indication that 2.0->2.1 doesn't.

That said, I do think that figuring out a format that *could* be
automatically parsed is a good thing.

Eitan Adler

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