Subject: Re: When DEPENDS can be upgraded in place
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/09/2000 02:47:45
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> I get binaries.. like cjpeg.. and I get  so when I "upgrade"
> it whacks the binaries, replaces them.. and installs the new library.  then it
> moves the PLIST stuff for the library over to the new jpeg pkg.. so the in-db
> copy of the jpeg plist now reads something like:
> cjpeg

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.

 - Hubert (who still thinks we have a pkgsrc freeze to do...)

Hubert Feyrer <>