Subject: Re: pkgsrc-current supported on 1.3.X?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/1999 21:53:09
In article <199909210507.PAA28500@zen.quick.com.au>,
"Simon J. Gerraty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Matthias Scheler http://www.sighardstrasse.de/~tron/