Subject: Re: "make update" thought...
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rene Hexel <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/1999 08:02:59
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> I'd prefer to see a "make fetch FETCHDEPENDS=yes", similar to
> what we have in clean and deinstall already.
I agree. We need a consistent way, however, of making these work for
'downstream' depends as well, i.e., for all packages depending on a
certain package. The hardest problem here is probably to come up with a
useful syntax ;-)
* make fetch FETCHDEPENDS=all
* make fetch FETCHDEPENDING=yes
* make update-fetch
* make fetch-updates
None of these strike me as particularly intuitive (especially to
distinguish between these and a FETCHDEPENDS=yes that fetches 'upstream'
dependencies). Does anybody have a better suggestion?