Wesley Shields wxs at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 30 13:16:26 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 07:02:43AM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> 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.

I think Philip was wrong in his statement. PORTREVISION exists for the
reason of telling the ports infrastructure (which pointyhat and the
users use) of updates.

End users and pointyhat use it constantly.

-- WXS

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