On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 04:55:56PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote: > On Mar 26, 2007, at 4:40 PM, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > Hi Folks, > > > > Last night it struck me that one reason I constantly find new > > ports to upgrade is that with ~17K ports, if you're running one > > of the more common desktop managers and several popular apps, > > there are going to be at least a dozen minor tweaks every day. > > Possibly, for a very busy program with multiple authors actively > making changes. Normally, projects accumulate such changes and only > release point version updates perhaps every month or so, and most > have updates available much less often than that. > > > E.g.:going from foo-1.6.7_2 to foo-1.6.7_3. > > Portrevision bumps commonly happen when an underlying dependency > changes; you generally don't get any changes to foo itself, unless > the program version itself changes. >
Mm-k. I'm guessing that gettext was a good example. That was one thing tht urged me on with being such a fanatic about keeping _everything_ current. Over the years of doing mostly OS version upgrades I got lazy. Things are really ok now... There really are some bad jerks out there, but I'm locked down preet tight. (Maybe it's time to relax a wee bit:) > > I used to run > > port[upgrade|manager] twice/week. Was swamped; recently, > > upgrading things daily. Since a lot of the wm ports take > > > 24 hours to build/re-build, I'm pretty much wedged. Thus > > this suggestion (for all port/package upgrade suites): > > have a flag, say 'u' for "urgent" when *foo*" goes from > > foo-1.6.7 to -1.6.8 or else when/if foo makes a critical > > fix. > > There's an easier way: you can probably wait to rebuild ports until > you see something listed in portaudit's output, or you know you want > to update something being actively used to a specific known version > that you need. Good point. gary > > > I Would've loved to have joined into the Coding ``love-in'' > > this coming summer, but my shoulder said, "ARE YOU AN IDIOT!" > > so not now. Besides, other tasks await. > > > > Flames to /dev/null,guys; rational responses see-vous-play. > > > > gary > > > > ....Still trying to learn French :-) > > "Donnez-moi tout mais le temps..." -- Napoleon > > -- > -Chuck > > > -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"