[lfs-dev] Vim 7.3.xxx

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 19 09:44:28 PDT 2012


Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> I am posting this to two lists because Vim is common to both. Of
course, discussion and opinions, if any, could be different in each one.
> 
> While some softwares are rushing new versions even weekly, others
stick to a "main" one and leave the minor versions/corrections in their
repositories to be checked out with git or other softwares, and this is
the case of Vim and MPlayer.
> 
> I have noticed that most distributions are changing to upgrade these
more often, perhaps monthly.

> Some examples with Vim:
> 
> *buntu                       7.3.429
> ArchLinux                  7.3.515
> Fedora                       7.3.515
> Gentoo                      7.3.515
> Mageia                       7.3.444
> Mandriva devel           7.3.486
> openSUSE Factory     7.3.456
> 
> Sometimes, they call it version 7.3 "correction-xxx".
> 
> MPlayer has already changed. What do you think about Vim in LFS
> and/or BLFS, with a monthly source in Anduin?

What would be an easier way to maintain these type of changes would be 
to update a patch that is the difference between the base package and 
the svn package.  The update would then amount to adding a new patch to 
the packages repository and changing the patch number in the book.

Note that changes to vim would need to happen in both LFS and BLFS.

   -- Bruce






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