[oe] busybox recipe isappearances
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Sun Oct 19 20:08:23 CEST 2008
On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 18:46 +0100, Phil Blundell wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 18:47 +0200, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> > Ack. Been bitten my that more than once. We should either leave the versions
> > and just add newer ones or change the preferred-providers to match (if sure
> > it's a minor update of a stable version).
> > (This time it was an error on my side though.)
> It's long been my view that we should just add newer ones and leave the
> old ones alone. There's really no reason to delete old recipes and,
> even if you check for PREFERRED_VERSIONs in the git tree, there is no
> real way to know who else might be relying on the version you are about
> to delete.
> Making an explicit distinction between minor and major updates as far as
> PREFERRED_VERSION goes is quite an interesting idea though. I can
> certainly imagine that I might, for example, want to pin libglib to
> 2.14.x but be prepared to accept minor version updates within that
> series. I don't think there's currently any syntax to allow that but it
> would be a neat enhancement.
I've also hit a problem where we want PREFERRED_VERSION = "3.4.5+svnrX"
where X can vary with SRCREV. Allowing a * character in the
PREFERRED_VERSION fields could be useful for both problems?
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