Subject: pkg/12139: perl pkgs should conflict...do not
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 02/05/2001 11:12:44
>Synopsis: perl pkgs should conflict...do not
>Arrival-Date: Mon Feb 05 11:15:01 PST 2001
System: NetBSD this 1.5R NetBSD 1.5R (THAT) #29: Mon Feb 5 01:17:39 EST 2001 root@this:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/THAT i386
i decided to upgrade all the pkgs on my machine that were out of date,
intentionally leaving perl for last since so many things depend on it.
when i got around to it, i decided to build as much as possible of the
perl5 pkg and finish off the dependencies later. when i got up the
next morning, everything was built and installed over the previous
perl (perl-5.00503) pkg without any regard for files being clobbered.
find a machine with an old perl5 pkg installed
watch as perl5-base gets installed over the perl-5.00503 pkg
wondcer how to properly upgrade the pkg now that
i settled for removing all pkgs that depended on perl, then all the
perl pkgs, and then rebuilding everything in a sane order.
ideally i think the perl5 pkg should conflict with other perl5 pkgs.