Hi, 2008/5/20 Allan McRae email@example.com:
A large portion of recent updates (~2/3) are only bumped in the pkgrel, i.e. no pkgver update. While I realize some of these will be legitimate rebuilds, it is a bit of a concern to me given nothing major has moved from the testing repo and I don't recognize the packages from bug reports.
For fix FS#9970 bug report, I added license to many packages. Thus I've rebuilt the packages.
Sorry for the inconvenience but I thought it must be made.
I'm on i686 architecture thus I can't fix lib32* packages.
Please see the list of packages without license(), some of these require fix for gcc4.3 and maybe can be moved to unsupported because are unmaintained.
OK, so this was the cause. I would have just committed the change to CVS without a pkgrel update. But anyway, it is good to know there is an explanation because I was slightly concerned about what was going on.
Note it is much better if the actual maintainer fixes their own packages because you know they are going to work from their local copy (without this change) when they update the package again...