Subject: Re: pkg dependencies bite
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2001 12:56:02
> > >   - if a package has any dependency, make it depend against a package
> > >     which is the lowest version in compatible packages
> Or how about build a baseline against the tag, then only update
> packages as a group whose version numbers differ from the baseline
> versions (so as not to overwrite the baseline packages). I'm working
> on a set of scripts to help do this. I have most of the engine done --
> a script to pluck the dependencies from pkgsrc, and another (a
> four-pass awk script) to massage them into groups, but I'm still
> struggling with how the command line options should look.

Sounds nice, but how do you know a "baseline" of a package? I guess
that we may have to make packages have stricter version so that we can
pose dependencies on them and avoid dependency-related troubles.