Subject: Re: When DEPENDS can be upgraded in place
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/06/2000 14:16:05
On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > 	desktop
> > 	app
> > 	lib
> > 
> > Why would the 'app' pkg want to know that it's depending on 'lib' when the
> > problem in upgrading is that all you're dealing with is the 'desktop' pkg,
> > really?
> This (resolved wildcards) is for a different question completely. When
> "app" doesn't run because the installed "lib" _is_ _not_ the "lib"
> which "app" was linked against, what do you tell a user who bought the
> CD?

OK, and what do you suggest then? Tell them that a lib of <newer version>
would be required, judging from information encoded in the (new) "app"

And if so, assuming that the information which depends _exactly_ a
pkg was compiled against is only used for user information, how do the
users get this information? Printed automatically? When?

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>