Jörn Clausen <joern.clausen%uni-bielefeld.de@localhost> writes: > I just bricked my complete pkgsrc installation. The reason seems to be > the update of devel/gettext-lib. I use lang/gcc34 as compiler. This > has a dependency on gettext-lib. So pkg_rolling-replace decided to > update gcc34. For doing so, it decided to install lang/gcc, i.e. GCC > 2.95. Halfway through, the build process fell apart and left me > without a working compiler. Although it might be possible to reinstall > lang/gcc34 using the Sun Studio compiler, I think it's easier to just > bootstrap everything from scratch. > > Question: Is there a way to protect the compiler (and maybe other > packages) from getting updated? And store this list of packages in a > place so that any method of update (manual "make update", pkg_chk -u, > pkg_rolling-replace) will not even attempt to touch any of these > packages or their prerequisites? pkg_rolling-replace has --exclude option, but really I think what you want should be in pkgsrc proper, so make replace/make update/etc. fails. There is a variable already for packages that can't be deleted, so it shouldn't be too hard to do. I run a script that creates binary packages of all installed packages (if they don't exist) before doing any updates (via pkg_tarup). So I can roll back things with pkg_add -U (and maybe pkg_add -U -D).
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