"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > How do I get pkgsrc to automatically update dependencies when a > too-old version is already installed? > > FreeBSD ports would do this automatically, but my attempted build of > links-gui was stopped when libpng-1.4.5 was already installed and > links-gui needed 1.5.1. I suppose I could do "make replace" on the > offending package each time, but it is annoying and inefficient to be > stopped every time a dependency needs updating. > > Am I too tired now and overlooking something? Can I do something > directly from /usr/pkgsrc/www/links-gui directory when package has not > yet been installed? I think it's asking for trouble to do partial updates. So, what I do is update pkgsrc run pkg_rolling-replace prior to building new packages. I think it would be useful to have a variable to set to make the default target be "package replace" (in the DESTDIR world) when building a dependency that is already installed. The problem is that this will replace that package out from under other depending packages, so unless you run pkg_rr or equivalent you'll still have an inconsistent system.
Description: PGP signature