Subject: Re: Package update disaster
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Karsten Kruse <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/09/2004 15:47:05
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

>> I think Karsten was implying that it should be possible to build 
>> something against dependencies which are downloaded and built but not 
>> installed (i.e. build a new version of ncurses, try to rebuild all 
>> the packages you have which depend on ncurses against the newly built 
>> version, and only install the new packages after the builds complete 
>> successfully).

That is exactly what i had in mind.

> It would need to be installed somewhere. We do support chrooted builds 
> as one way to do it.

I think that is what pkgsrc should do by default. Do everything in an ad 
hoc generated chroot (mount_null, mount_union), build the packages and 
install them if everything worked. I would like that.


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