There's no bikeshed to be had. Either the tool meets some specific version / API requirement in order to be used how it's used, or something has to be built in its place.
Since tools are now getting backported during a stable branch in order to grow new features, we can't just assume "oh stable/10 cat will always support these options". So, checking some version string to see if the utility meets the requirements is fine. The only bikeshed I'd introduce is having each tool take a --version style option to print out its own "program API" version, so we can match on things as appropriate. But BOOTSTRAPPING is fine. -adrian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"