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Re: [Monotone-devel] couple of things

From: Markus Schiltknecht
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] couple of things
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:01:21 +0100
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Lapo Luchini wrote:
Zack Weinberg wrote:
I can argue it either way.  Right now I'm going with the following
argument (which is recorded in pcre.m4) but I'm not entirely convinced
by my own logic.

Mhh... as a port updater, I'd rather use ">= bundled" instead of "==
bundled", under the assumption that (most) new releases add features and
not remove/broke them (but again, I know nothing of how much this
assumption is valid in PCRE case).

Using "==" I don't think I can use system PCRE in FreeBSD ports, as only
"latest and current version" of other ports is linkable (except those
ports which broke the API and are kept as separate ports for other apps
to still link with)... as soon as a new PCRE is out I'd have to change
the monotone port to use the bundled one (as system one would probably
be 7.7 and mtn still wants 7.6...).

Does Debian keep old versions of any package for this "fixed revision
requirement" to work? (just curiosity)

Hm.. yeah, I would also vote for not making assumptions about future versions of PCRE.

Otherwise, installing the new PCRE version will force you to remove mononote on Debian - even if we don't know yet, if it really breaks compatibility.



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