Subject: Re: When DEPENDS can be upgraded in place
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/2000 23:48:14
On 09-Sep-00 Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Merging old & new pkg in one pkg is too easy.
> The "new" pkg won't be the same if you've installed with or without
> upgrading for one, and you cannot also deinstall the old pkg (libs,
> ...) if you decide you don't need it any longer. 
> Think netbsd-base-1.5 vs. netbsd-base-1.6.

So.. what I said was basically an off the top of my head thing..  perhaps the
real answer is a bit simpler..

Rather than merging the pkgs.. perhaps we could simply edit the PLISTS of the
old ones removing all the non-library stuff. so you could still remove it.
That formula is especially useful if you are upgrading from 1.5 to 1.6, because
the libraries are exactly what we still need for compatibility..

Anyhow.. it's just a thought..  and it needs work..

Tim Rightnour <>
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