On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:09:52PM +0100, Tom Dunstan wrote: > Hmm. A simpler way lessen the pain might be to have a script which could > update OIDs in your catalog files. You'd have to run it BEFORE doing a > merge. Ie, suppose I've allocated 2978-2991 in my patch, but since then > OIDs have been allocated up to and including 2980. The way to tell that
<snip> Seems awfully complicated. The numbers don't mean anything, they don't have to be contiguous. If you want to reduce the chance of conflict, find a nice big block in unused_oids, add a random number between 0 and 100 and use that. Or squeeze yourself into a block that exactly fits what you need. There's simply not that many patches that need numbers to worry about anything complicated. When I needed a few dozen OIDs for an (unapplied) patch I simply picked 2900 and went up from there. That was a while ago and there's no conflict yet. Have anice day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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