Subject: Re: pkg/10835: Package upgrade procedure sucks
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/2000 18:07:34
In article <20000815030356.C74794CCE@yeah-baby.shagadelic.org>,
> Instead, we should:
> (1) Install new files over the old.
There are numerous cases were this fail horribly because a sub package
update requires a recompilation.
> Special care should be taken for (2) -- the PLIST should
> be able to specify "leave installed on upgrade", and a
> package should be able to be labeled as "upgraded" if
> these special PLIST entries exist, so that e.g. libfoo.1
> and libfoo.2 can be present on the system at the same time.
This not maintainable because it creates unpredictable behaviour of
packages depending on their upgrade path.
Matthias Scheler http://www.sighardstrasse.de/~tron/