Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 18:23:56 UTC 2012

On 03/30/12 17:57, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> On 03/30/12 13:16, Wesley Shields wrote:
>> End users and pointyhat use it constantly.
> I might not agree with my statement myself; however its the way thing
> are.  Historically even.  If this was not the case, we would bump when
> the NON-DEFAULT packages change. (read OPTIONS or different versions of
> say perl)
> Rather than contradicting me, it would be great if a portmgr@ could
> chime in and say one way or the other.
I'm already knee deep in this thread, so let me say why we do it this
way right now.

If you bump it when you change a non-default setting but not the default
one, you waste pointyhat resources for no reason.

If you don't bump it, you save the resources on pointyhat, but you make
"end users" life 'harder'.

Personally, I don't care either way, b/c I know what changes result in a
package change.  Just having a formal policy is all thats needed.

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