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Re: make update
On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 01:57:27AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> > > When I run make update on a package it causes other unrelated packages
> > > to be rebuilt even though they are listed by lintpkgsrc as already up
> > > to date. For example, updating glib2 caused firefox, gimp, and others
> > > to be rebuilt. If this is normal behavior, is there a flag to turn it
> > > off?
> > Those packages are not unrelated; they depend on glib2.
> > That's the way "make update" works. It is often not entirely
> > desirable. To get more control, you can use "make replace".
> ...Which is often not entirely desirable either. :)
...which is why there's a minor cottage industry producing tools for
updating your pkgsrc packages.
David A. Holland
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