Subject: Re: Apropos package upgrading.
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/19/2001 10:14:36
On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

# > Therefore I suggest that the removal of the previous version is
# > deferred until after the build went well. This way you don't run the
# > risk of ending up with the old version removed and the new version in
# > pieces.
# Sorry, this is out of the scope of my original message.
# I added the possibility to do binary pkg upgrading exactly for that reason
# that 'make update' is very prone to errors. If you have a set of binary
# pkgs ready, you can upgrade easily as everything is already build.

Problem with this is this produces the (sometimes undesirable) /usr/pkg
hierarchy (which several folks don't want to have to maintain).

# (Maybe someone else can help you with 'make update', I can't.)

It couldn't be that hard to modify the 'make update' bit to do a 'make
reinstall' on the bits (or does it already do that?), could it?

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