Subject: Re: `make update' not without problems... :\
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <>
From: Brian McEwen <>
List: netbsd-users
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  
> "pkg_delete
> rox" (I know, it wasn't necessary), and then typed "make update",  
> still
> being in [..]/rox sub-dir. And then the whole problem began:
> It did remove about 100 packages, which I wasn't going to update -  
> packages,
> 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  
> didn't

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.