Subject: Re: pkg/10835: Package upgrade procedure sucks
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/17/2000 01:18:47
On Wed, 16 Aug 2000 wrote:
> something like this might not be bad anyway.  OpenBSD has implemented
> something they call "fake" which when building a binary pkg, installs to a
> fake dir (I haven't looked to see if its done via chroot).  Then the PLIST
> is used to tar up the result.  They did it to avoid stuff being installed
> that wasn't correctly listed in PLIST.  But such a thing might be good, as
> you suggest, for upgrades.

It would in fact even be good for installing every package: First make a
binary package (without installing it), then pkg_add that binary. 
This removes the need to duplicate code in and pkg_*.

 - Hubert

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