FAQ on PORTREVISION bump?
peterjeremy at acm.org
Thu Mar 29 20:03:00 UTC 2012
On 2012-Mar-28 20:52:13 +0000, "Philip M. Gollucci" <pgollucci at gmail.com> wrote:
>Absolutely, b/c we maintain PORTREVISION for pointyhat not the end users
This is completely backwards. The Project exists for end-users and
end users need a way to determine when there's been a change to a port
that needs them to re-install that port. Pointyhat provides automated
testing facilities as a way to improve the quality of FreeBSD because
not all committers are sufficiently careful.
If PORTREVISION cannot adequately serve both end users & pointyhat,
then the ports system needs an additional, new flag to trigger pointyhat.
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