Subject: Re: Package update disaster
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Karsten Kruse <email@example.com>
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
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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