Subject: Re: tangled web for pkg update
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/19/1999 00:02:39
On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> 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 :-)
You have to keep files that change filename but keep/update function, like
libraries; furthermore, you'll have to backup any (modified) config files,
care for updating dependency information in general, etc.
If it was that simple, we (or any other BSD)'d probably have it already.
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>