pkg: ALTABI - where is this variable documented?
rkoberman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 00:02:41 UTC 2016
On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 2:16 AM, Matthew Seaman <
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> On 2016/03/16 08:29, O. Hartmann wrote:
> > Can someone shed some light onto my clouded view? Is there a manpage
> where all
> > pkg-related variables are gathered an listed?
> All variables should be documented in pkg.conf(5) -- however, ALTABI is
> missing from that page, which is a bug.
> ALTABI is a compatibility thing -- way back when the ABI format was
> changed, ALTABI was added as a quick compatibility shim, so that people
> could access the old style of ABI easily and eg. plug it into repo.conf
> files. Ideally it should have been deprecated and removed after a
> decent interval, but has never happened. It would be worth documenting
> simply to warn people against using it...
Or, maybe actually remove it from the next pkg release? It looks to me like
it's now pretty useless
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
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