Hello! On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 11:25:29AM +0530, Siju George wrote: > Hi, > > How Can I make pkg_rolling-replace work in this manner? > > 1) Fetch all sources > 2) Make packages of all packages that needs to be updated. > 3) Then only delete packages > 4) Install the upgrade package as soon as a packages is deleted > > thanks > > --Siju Unfortunately you cannot, as far as i know, due to the working of pkg_rr, as it does modify the packages of the runnign system. To understand why i say this (but i may as well be wrong), let me explain: 1) You can fetch all sources, with a little scripting handywork in advance 2) I think this can not be done, because the packages that are rebuilt start to be rebuilt from the deepest points of the dependency tree, and those _must_ be replaced before others depending on these could be linked against them. This makes it impossible for pkg_rr to first build, then replace, as the linking is done against the packages installed. Although you may work this behaviour around, with the waste of some disk space: you can create a chroot environment, where you replicate your setup, and run pkg_rr inside the chroot, where it will update the in-chroot tree. after that you can simply rsync /usr/pkg and related things out, or you may use pkgin or some other tool of your chioche, to update from the binaries generated. Hope I could help, but i was also only guessing. Should You or anybody else know more on the topic, please do share it, as this question is an interresting one. Yours sincerely: GÃbor Gergely -- BÃzzÃl Istenben, Ãs tartsd szÃrazon a puskaport! Put your trust in God, and keep the gunpowder dry!
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