Subject: Re: tangled web for pkg update
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
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 :-)

Not 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

Hubert Feyrer <>