Subject: Re: make update
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/12/2000 21:30:30
On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 02:25:59PM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> > I guess that's the only way to get my machine going again.  I think the
> > package system was probably written by m$.  "Got a problem?  Easy!  Just
> > install everything again from scratch [thrice]!"
> Well, perhaps that is a bit harsh.  It works pretty well in general, but
> "churn" is definitely hard to deal with.

Isn't it the same with windoze - when something goes wrong, it goes REALLY
wrong and the only option is to reinstall. :-I

Yes, pkgsrc is just great as long as you don't want to upgrade library-like
packages that many other packages depend on.  If you do, you should think