Subject: Re: pkgtools diffs
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/1998 12:56:59
On Wed, 26 Aug 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> Another concern that just popped into my head.. is people who *never* build
> thier own packages, and only use the binaries. Will it ever know to upgrade
> thier binaries for them, will they just have things bomb out on them at some
Give each binary package a minimum version number of pkg_add
necessary to install it. pkg_add would compare that to its own and
ask for an upgrade if the package wanted a higher version.
The pkg_* package itself could be carefully crafted not to require
anything beyond what our current pkg_add can do, and have the
pkg_add required version set to 0.
This could be integrated with the other version numbers in my
proposal to this list a while back.
Curt Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org Info at http://www.portal.ca/
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