Updating a Portfile

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Sep 23 11:11:17 PDT 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 15:43, Jonathan Strine wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks for the clarification.  I have created a new trac ticket  
> with the updated Portfile (#12737).  Commit at your convenience.

Committed; thanks!

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