There are two issues I am aware of with fink 0.26 which I think would
be best addressed before it is moved to stable.
1) When updating from a rather old version of fink, one cannot
complete the self-update if any packages in fink have %lib in
ConfigureParams. The solution to this which has been discussed is to
2) There is still (even with the fix in HEAD) a troubling situation
of fink trying to validate virtual packages in some circumstances
(when building something).
Both of these bugs have the potential of impacting a much larger
number of users than they currently do if we move fink 0.26 to stable
On Jan 8, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Christian Schaffner wrote:
> Dear Fink Developers
> After some discussion on #fink today dmacks and I came to the
> conclusion that fink 0.26.0 could/should be moved to the stable
> tree. There are a couple of bug fixes in trunk that should be
> released in fink 0.26.1, but they are not holding up 0.26 to be
> stabilized. Any objections, comments?
> PS: Bug fixes in trunk:
> - Don't try to validate virtual packages. (I only triggered by
> doing e.g. 'fink -m update-all')
> - Use 'fink-bld' user/group instead of nobody (Could be considered
> as a feature, so, fink 0.27?)
> - fink-virtual-pkgs O_CREAT fix (see