Subject: Re: perl5 update
To: None <>
From: Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/31/1998 05:35:14
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> I haven't tried using this on many packages, esp. big ones, but if this
> works, we can merge this into and be done with PLIST updates
> forever.

  While I wouldn't shed a lot of tears for the loss of PLIST, I would
like to stress a possible concurrency problem here: what if someone else
plays around in /usr/pkg, say, for example, to edit some config file in
/usr/pkg/etc, while you add your package?  Using the "find -newer"
method you might end up having an unwanted "etc/smb.conf" or similar in
your package list!