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Re: pkg/39430: Packages marked as 'not for deletion' cannot be upgraded
The following reply was made to PR pkg/39430; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed%reedmedia.net@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/39430: Packages marked as 'not for deletion' cannot be
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 09:04:08 -0500 (CDT)
On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, srcshelton%gmail.com@localhost wrote:
> Surely, the solution is to overwrite common files between the old
> version and the new version, and then afterwards remove any files which
> were in the previous version's PLIST but not in the new version's PLIST.
> This would allow key system packages to be upgraded (or reinstalled,
> etc.) without breaking and without having to hack the package database.
I modified pkg_add to do that a few years ago and used it for a few years
on Linux and NetBSD.
Overtime, I stopped continuing to try to keep pkg_install source in sync.
It was in pkgsrc-wip but I don't see now. And there was a PR for it too.
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