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Re: Making DESTDIR support mandatory
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 04:55:57PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > Are you intending to fix either of the problems I have repeatedly
> > brought up / asked you about before? To wit:
> > 1. Building packages with USE_DESTDIR by default accumulates binary
> > package tarballs in /usr/pkgsrc/packages, so switching to it causes a
> > silent behavior change that's both annoying to cope with and difficult
> > or impossible to disable.
> It has been pointed out before that you can use package-clean for this.
Yes, and it has also been pointed out before that the default behavior
should remain as it was.
> You are free to implemented more involved behavior.
In other words, you aren't intending to fix it. I see.
> > 2. undo-replace does not work with USE_DESTDIR, which is a significant
> > regression.
> Surprisingly noone seems to care enough to provide patches. Given that
> replace works quite different as well, undo-replace is naturally quite a
> different beast (if desired), since the update can now actually pull in
> required dependencies etc.
The obligation to fix it is primarily on the person who broke it...
Unless you are planning to decree that undo-replace is no longer going
to be supported? Was that discussed anywhere? (rhetorical question, I
know the answer's no)
David A. Holland
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