Subject: Re: `make update' not without problems... :\
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Magnus Eriksson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/2006 14:01:37
On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Brian McEwen wrote:
>> It did remove about 100 packages, which I wasn't going to update -
> 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 experience.
> In the meantime, check out pkg_tarup from pkgsrc. Very useful before doing
> any updates! Be sure to use the flag for dependencies.
And from now on, always use the "package" target when installing
something, it'll save you trouble later on. If... sorry, *when* the
recommended tool of the week trashes your installed packages, you can at
least reinstall them via "bin-install" (or even pkg_add), without having
to recompile all of them again.