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Re: Update Problem

  I had rar flagged as notouch and pretty sure those were 
  specified when I used pkg_chk/pkg_rr

  anyway rar disapeared followed by anything requiring rar.

it sounds like you are using "pkg_chk -u".  Your call, but pkg_rr is not
supposed to remove dependencies - just do 'make replace'.  If you turn
on DESTDIR, then it should be doing this via pkg_add -u after building a
binary package.  The intended behavior is that pkg_rr may fail, but it
won't leave you system with (much) missing - zero missing packages with
destdir, and one without destdir.

If you send a patch to pkg_rr to have a variable akin to rebuild and
automatic and to exclude packages with that variable, I'll look at it
and very probably commit it.  I haven't done this partially because I
haven't figured out a good name.  I lean to 'norebuild' because
'exclude' is only about pkg_rr, and this tag is intended to be

  After previous update there were 1324 packages installed

  pkg_rr knocked that back to 640 and there were lots of 
  fix problem then continue

I don't get this.

  That took total installed to 652 and after that it's 
  now 2 days later without further interruption, 1130
  installed and update still working away on openoffice.

again this sounds like pkg_chk -u, not pkg_rr.

I have now been doing 'pkg_rolling-replace -uv -k' and then solving
problems afterwards.  I find a lot of things get built and not too much
broken, and that the broken things are usually more leaf-like than

It's impressive of pkgsrc to be able to do an automatic from-source
update of 1000 packages and have even 950 build ok at any random time.

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