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Re: pkg_rolling-replace and removed or renamed packages

from Greg Troxel:

> This is awkward.  I do something like
>   make OLDNAME=gcalctook-gtk3 replace

> But I sometimes just pkg_delete (and sometimes pkg_delete -f) the former
> package.

> One thing that would be nice is if pkg_delete -f set unsafe_depends on
> everything that used to depend on the force-deleted package.  This might
> actually work, but I think the unsafe_depends logic is presently in make
> replace rather than in pkg_add -U.

I didn't know about OLDNAME as a recognized variable, but it looks good, better 
than pkg_delete.

I'll try that when I next get into such a situation; am more active with 
FreeBSD than NetBSD.


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