Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/*
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <is@netbsd.org>
From: John Franklin <franklin@elfie.org>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/2003 15:30:37
On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 08:32:53PM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 02:10:55PM -0500, John Franklin wrote:
> > ...
> > If pkg_add kept the packages separate, the pkg tools could maintain
> > multiple versions of a package (say, sendmail 8.8 and 8.9), the active
> > one being chosen by a symlink.  Imagine having /usr/pkg/sendmail8.8 and
> > /usr/pkg/sendmail8.9 as installs, then /usr/pkg/sendmail as a symlink to
> > the active version.  Now let /usr/bin/sendmail point to
> > /usr/pkg/sendmail/bin/sendmail which in turn points to
> > /usr/pkg/sendmail8.9/bin/sendmail.
> 
> You just described the central part of Package Views, see Alistair Crooks' 
> talk at Amsterdam[1].

Which is great, especially in large enterprise environments where
migration needs to be done very carefully.

jf
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