Updating a Portfile
jstrine at vexate.net
Tue Sep 18 13:43:55 PDT 2007
Thanks for the clarification. I have created a new trac ticket with
the updated Portfile (#12737). Commit at your convenience.
PGP Key ID: 0x0A02201C
On Sep 18, 2007, at 3:45 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2007, at 2:44 PM, Jonathan Strine wrote:
>> A recent port I submitted (dynamips-0.2.7) needs a minor update to
>> compile correctly for the no_pcap variant and on powerpc
>> platforms. Should I increment the revision number on my
>> Portfile? Or should I keep the revision at 0 since it is a minor
>> change that doesn't require an upgrade if you already have
>> dynamips installed?
> The general rule is that if the change changes the files that end
> up being installed, then you want to bump the revision.
> It's also often useful to bump it whenever you make a bugfix (as
> it's easy for the end user to see if they have the latest portfile
> or not).
> However, it sometimes makes sense to make a change and not bump the
> revision. I suppose if on ppc +no_pcap didn't end up installing
> anything at all, it might be OK to not bump the revision.
> Or to summarize, it's largely up to the maintainer to decide, but
> it's generally more useful to bump it than not to.
> Daniel J. Luke
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