Subject: Re: pkgsrc-current supported on 1.3.X?
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/1999 21:53:09
In article <>,
	"Simon J. Gerraty" <> writes:
> Oh?  Isn't that rather dangerous?

Yes, but ...

> I mean if the new build fails, you'd be unable to do backups until it was
> sorted out.

... you should never tests things like a new version of your backup
software on a production server anyway.

In general it is safer to deinstall an old version of a package before
building the one. Only few software packages have a build process which
makes 100% sure that only sources, includes and libraries from the build
tree are used. "lesstif" and the "gnome" family are examples where a
succesful update doesn't work with an old version installed.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler