Naming of postgresql & related

Randall Wood rhwood at
Mon Jan 22 02:48:04 PST 2007

On 21 Jan 2007, at 20:57, John Ridgway wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2007, at 3:27 PM, Salvatore Domenick Desiano wrote:
>> Incidentally, I only think this should be used for specific ports  
>> where
>> more than one major version is constantly in active use (apache,  
>> mysql,
>> postgresql come to mind). In other cases a "beta" variant might be a
>> better approach.
> The problem with this is that I remember reading (somewhere) that  
> variants should not change the version!  Is that rule to be relaxed  
> in the case of "beta" variants?
It is a bad idea for variants to change versions if only because a  
new version of a port may require different patches, configure  
arguments, download different source code, etc, and lead to a  
massive, unwieldily, and most-likely difficult to read portfile. In  
addition, the port index will not be able to accurately reflect the  
port version or dependencies if that happens.

Randall Wood
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