Subject: Re: tangled web for pkg update
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/1999 19:40:26
On Mon, 18 Jan 1999 01:41:18 -0500 (EST) wrote:

> Is there any plan for a different way to handle package updates?  I went
> to build Mosaic on one of my machines today and it wanted xpm-3.4k.  No
> problem, I build that.  But, I already had xpm-3.4j installed so I
> couldn't install 3.4k.  I went to pkg_delete xpm-3.4j to make way for
> xpm-3.4k, but xpmroot depended on xpm-3.4j.  Oops, fvwm2 depended on
> xpmroot.  Anyway, the point is that to do a minor upgrade of a package
> almost required 'pkg_delete *' and a total reinstall of several packages.  
> Is there a way to handle these minor updates to a package in a slightly
> cleaner way?  

Sounds like we need an UPDATES line in the package Makefile, and then
that magically deletes any updated files that don't exist in the new
package and updates all the other package dependancies when registering
the package.  Simple :-)