[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] Time to bid farewell to the old pkg_ tools

Nikola Pavlović nzp at riseup.net
Sat Feb 8 21:19:55 UTC 2014

On 06/02/14 13:58, Rick Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Daniel Nebdal <dnebdal at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Rick Miller 
>> <vmiller at hostileadmin.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:59 AM, Big Lebowski 
>>> <spankthespam at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> The ability to install certain package version, instead of 
>>>> installing simply the latest one. Please, please, pretty 
>>>> please! :)
>>> I echo this sentiment, but I would like to take it a step
>>> further and say "a certain version or greater".
>> I suspect he meant  "a certain version, and *not* newer" - 
>> sometimes you might want to hold back a package.
> Correct.  My wish is the functionality be extended further to mean "a
> certain version *or* newer", encompassing both features.  Thus, 
> allowing him to say "port-1.1", while I say "port-1.4 or newer" or 
> even "port-1.0 or newer".

Python's pip has a nice syntax for this, for example:


Something like this could be adopted.  (Disregarding the discussion if
this is technically feasible ATM, I'm sure it will be eventually).

I guess the Little League is even littler than we thought.
		-- D. Cavett

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