Annotation of wikisrc/pkgsrc/faq.mdwn, revision 1.1
1.1 ! asau 1: # Frequently Asked Questions
! 3: ## Is it normal for pkg_add to complain when I use binaries built for NetBSD 5.1 on NetBSD 5.1.2?
! 5: Yes. pkgsrc is cross-platform, and there's no general way to distinguish minor revision from major one.
! 7: There're many systems that don't handle versions uniformly.
! 8: Heuristics are complex and sometimes are really tricky, e.g.
! 9: NetBSD 5.1.2 is mostly compatible with NetBSD 5.1, but
! 10: NetBSD 5.99.56 may be incompatible with NetBSD 5.99.55.
! 11: We cannot embed all relevant knowledge into pkg_add.
! 12: That's why you see, e.g.,
! 13: <pre>
! 14: pkg_add: Warning: package `bc-1.06nb3' was built for a platform:
! 15: pkg_add: NetBSD/x86_64 5.1 (pkg) vs. NetBSD/x86_64 5.1.2 (this host)
! 16: </pre>
! 17: Since you know the versioning scheme of your system (NetBSD in this case)
! 18: better than computer, you can handle it better.
! 20: Hiding this information instead is wrong since sometimes
! 21: incompatibilities (even slight ones) are critical, hence the warning.
! 22: If you know that your version is compatible (like in the example above),
! 23: you can safely continue using the package until the opposite is demonstrated.
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