Subject: Re: `make update' not without problems... :\
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <email@example.com>
From: Brian McEwen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/20/2006 07:17:07
On Apr 19, 2006, at 6:01 AM, Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
> So far - so good. So, removed current version of ROX-filer with
> rox" (I know, it wasn't necessary), and then typed "make update",
> being in [..]/rox sub-dir. And then the whole problem began:
> It did remove about 100 packages, which I wasn't going to update -
> which aren't "corresponding" to ROX in any way (like irssi, mc and
> so on).
> The compilation was about 40 hours long :(( (Pentium II-400). Not
> all the
> removed packages were rebuilt - f.e. it did remove firefox, but it
make update has a strange logic. It's a good way to remove a lot of
functionality from your system, in my experience, although it can
work sometimes too..
I posted a while back on another list; we are not alone in this
In the meantime, check out pkg_tarup from pkgsrc. Very useful
before doing any updates! Be sure to use the flag for dependencies.