Subject: Re: The pkgsrc-2006Q1 branch
To: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 04/01/2006 23:28:50
On Sat, 01 Apr 2006 20:41:04 -0500, Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I almost exclusively use "make replace" rather than "make update".
> This is unsafe, but works often, and requires far fewer rebuilds.
I won't say "almost exclusively", but I very frequently do; I base my
choice on the change in version numbers. For example, when
textproc/expat when from 1.x.y to 2.0.z, I recompiled the immediate
world -- that looked like it might be too large a change. For foo x.y
going to foo x.ynbz, I'll always do the 'make replace'.
And yes, every now and then I use pkg_comp to rebuild the world.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb