[blfs-dev] Possible BLFS systemd solution

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Mon Jun 30 07:39:23 PDT 2014


Em 30-06-2014 10:19, Bruce Dubbs escreveu:
> Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
> 
>> One thing I never understood is why do we maintain all the version
>> numbers entities in the general.ent file? for the majority of updates,
>> the only thing that is updated is the version number and the md5sum
>> which means both files (general.ent and the package.xml) need to be
>> updated. If the version number entity where kept on the actual package
>> page, this would save the hassle of updating two files every time, and
>> it will also alleviate this syncing requirement.
> 
> The reason, I suppose, is inertia.  When we started BLFS, we copied the
> structure used in LFS.  Later LFS migrated away from general.ent to
> packages.ent.  The package info is used in several places in LFS, but
> not in BLFS.
> 
> If we do end up with multiple files for systemd, for example polkit, we
> probably need to keep the versions/meta data different.  That is, the
> sysv and sysd versions could be different.  For instance, if a package
> is updated in sysv, then the maintainer for sysd would need to check it
> before merging changes.


I thought we needed general.ent so that dependencies just refers to it.


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[]s,
Fernando


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