Subject: Re: your mail
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/13/2001 15:33:31
I recently updated pkgsrc on a 1.5 system and had a chicken and egg
problem.  Basically I needed new pkgtools/pkg_install, but that needed a
new pkgtools/digest, which needed the new pkgtools/pkg_install. :-(
I had to hand edit to downgrade the required pkg_install so
I could build/install digest.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hubert Feyrer" <>
To: "Greywolf" <>
Cc: "BSD Packages" <>; "BSD Current Users"
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 4:29 AM
Subject: Re: your mail

> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Greywolf wrote:
> > Long form:  "-k is your friend in this case".  RTM.
> Our pkg system is designed to work without that, and using "make -k" can
> indeed cause some problems that you maybe don't want. Under that light,
> it's nice it worked for your friend, but I'd rather not recomment it as a
> general rule of thumb if something breaks. Contact us, so we can fix it.
>  - Hubert
> --
> Hubert Feyrer <>