Subject: pkg/34836: undo-replace is nonfunctional when new PKGNAME != old PKGNAME
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/2006 21:00:00
>Synopsis: undo-replace is nonfunctional when new PKGNAME != old PKGNAME
>Arrival-Date: Mon Oct 16 21:00:00 +0000 2006
>Originator: Todd Vierling
>Release: NetBSD 2.1.0_STABLE
DUH.ORG: Pointing out the obvious since 1994.
"make undo-replace" does not work if the original package version was not
identical to the one being installed by "make replace". Due to the
hyper-overloading of the oldname/newname files in flavor/pkg/replace.mk,
the oldname doesn't even exist anywhere once "undo-replace-names" runs
(as that clobbers the oldname file with the new package name).
Install a package, say, "somepkg-1.0".
In pkgsrc reflecting a new version, say, "somepkg-1.1", do "make replace".
See "Re-adding somepkg-1.1 ..." and an error, where it should have
I started to work on this, but got lost in the reused code of replace-*
centered around the reuse of the oldname/newname files. Perhaps instead
a separate "from"/"to" name pair should be used for the shared ops?