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Re: How to automatically update dependencies when building a package?
I wouldn't have thought updating pkgsrc would cause ABI conflicts and make
FreeBSD ports system does not have that problem; no problem running
portsnap fetch update
I never even heard of ABI in FreeBSD.
Now I see why there is a quarterly pkgsrc in addition to current pkgsrc in
NetBSD pkgsrc, unlike FreeBSD ports and source-based Linux package managers.
But I don't want to wait three months when a new release of something like
Gnumeric or Seamonkey comes out; I also might want to test a new beta release
installed to a different prefix to avoid conflict with installed stable
version. What if there is a security update, then also I don't want to wait
for the next quarterly pkgsrc.
I guess I have to run
in all packages of interest and build all in quick succession, after setting
options of interest.
This could mean an extended downtime on the computer.
I'm afraid running pkg_rolling-replace on a system with a lot of packages could
take an awful long time, like several days.
I see Gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org/) has several projects in the works,
including porting to the BSDs and other quasi-Unixes.
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