Subject: Re: Package update disaster
To: Anand Buddhdev <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/06/2004 16:24:34
In message <>, Anand Buddhdev writes:

>And anyway, why does "make update" FIRST remove the old package? Would 
>it not make sense to first build the new package(s), and if all the 
>builds succeed, then to proceed with deleting the old packages and 
>replacing them with new ones? That makes for a very small package 
>unavailability window.
It's a serious problem; I don't see a great way around it.  "Compile 
first" works for leaf nodes; it doesn't work when there are library 
dependencies involved.  

		--Steve Bellovin,