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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/databases

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Aleksej Saushev <> 
> "OBATA Akio" <> writes:
>> 1. remove completely PG_SUBPREFIX support, then add CONFLICTS
> We do not need any CONFLICTS in packages that either
> a) have support staged installation or

Staged installation is relevant only for source-based upgrades (pkg_rr).

> b) have static PLIST.
> There's no technical justification to keep it.
> Package conflict is a fact that is detected automatically already.

We already discussed this many times. Registering CONFLICTS as it is documented
helps binary package managers (nih, pkgin) to build a correct "update
plan" without
downloading extra binaries. pkg_summary(5) should contains all required
meta information about packages including CONFLICTS.
The fact that pkg_add is smart enough to detect file conflicts at
installation time
doesn't help much.

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