Subject: Re: install and update together
To: Georges Heinesch <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/30/2001 22:58:40
On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 06:17:35PM +0100, Georges Heinesch wrote:
> Quoting Ignatios Souvatzis (28-May-01 09:14:59):
> > On Sat, May 26, 2001 at 10:08:52AM +0100, Georges Heinesch wrote:
> >> make update is not possible since pkglint was never installed
> >> before.
> > Yes it is. Just try it, you'll like it.
> Does this mean that if a package which is not installed yet (like
> pkglint in my example) and which depends on other poackages which
> require an update (like perl-mk here), it's the best way to say "make
> update".
> In this case I would say that it's better to always say "make update",
> since you can't know forehand (before the installation) whether the
> package depends on existing packages which do require an update.
> Correct?
> I kept on twisting my brain with this problem, but I couldn't find any
> suitable way to solve it; neither did I find any docs explaining how
> to proceed. I'm sure I'm not the first one who steps into this.
> Problem summary: How shall I install a package A (not yet installed),
> which depends on a package B (installed), if this package B requires
> an update?
> -- 
> Cu  Georges Heinesch, Luxembourg
>     PGP RSA & DH/DSS public key on request and on public servers
> ... don't do anything, I wouldn't do ...

I committed some changes last week to address the old ${WRKDIR}
hanging around problem.  Idea by abs, implementation by hubertf,
munged around slightly by me.