I did make update of perl package an found automatic install flag set to manual on all dependent packages, though most of them were not manually installed. IMHO this flag is usefull if preserved intact during make update. What is the reason of changing it? I think it's a bug to have changed it on 'make update', for the package itself, as well as the dependencies. 'make replace' doesn't change the flag. I would be in favor of a code change to preserve the automatic flag on make udpate - but I don't use make update at all because of prior bad experiences leaving the system in a missing-packages state. Now, I either use pkg_rolling-replace or do bulk builds and binary update from that.
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