Subject: script to rewrite +REQUIRED_BY, anyone interested?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/1999 21:39:46
I just finished writing a perl script to rewrite all the +REQUIRED_BY
files if anyone's interested. It's most useful.
I'm about to embark on writing a script to update all occurrences of
one package to another in the +CONTENTS files. I have yet to determine
if the database needs to be updated after this; I tend to think not.
These are things that could be handled by an upgrade program without too
much hassle. I just don't feel like poking around the c-code in admin
to make this work at the moment.
Any takers? It seems to work rather well' useful when trying to delete
packages, unless +REQUIRED_BY has become obsolete, or needs to be
updated in the database instead (in which case I'll look into a