Subject: Re: did the "make reinstall" functionality get slightly broken in 19990119?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/1999 02:41:48
[ On Wednesday, March 3, 1999 at 00:56:10 (+0100), Hubert Feyrer wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: did the "make reinstall" functionality get slightly broken in 19990119?
> I've placed two patches to bsd.pkg.mk and pkg_delete up at the URLs below,
> please try them out, they shut up that "key is already present" messages
> for me. Please let me know[*] if this works for you.
This *looks* good -- very good in fact! Thanks for the very quick
turn-around. Unfortunately I've not yet actually tried it though, and I
doubt I'll have time to do so until much later this week or early
I think this change needs to be applied before the PKG_DBDIR is removed
else pkg_delete won't have anything to work from....
> (I still do not think that FORCE_PKG_REGISTER should be used here, the
> handling in bsd.pkg.mk is broken, hence this fix).
Perhaps we can agree to disagree on this point. I realize that
FORCE_PKG_REGISTER is as much of a hack as anything else, but it does
serve a useful purpose for me. I think your proposed change to
pkg_delete and the bsd.pkg.mk rules will eliminate the noisy output from
it once again.
> [*] I've had trouble in the past with replying to you, mail to you bounces
> because my mail host doesn't have a MX record. Please make sure you
> use some sane mail address if you want an answer from me!
All mail to me will require the domain name in the SMTP envelope sender
address to have a valid MX, no matter what address you send it to -- at
least for all addresses that I'll read more often than once in a blue
moon. That doesn't mean the sending host needs an MX though....
Greg A. Woods
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