Subject: Re: make update and buildlink
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/06/2001 08:09:54
David Brownlee wrote:

>         If this is the case (or when this is the case :), would it make
>         sense to change the behaviour of 'make update' to perform a 'make'
>         before the 'pkg_delete -r'? This would reduce the time a machine

  This helps you only for the first package, of course.  So if you update "pth", for example, and have 80+ packages that depend on it, you'd still end up with 79+ deleted packages before the build of the dependent packages has started.  Unfortunately, I don't see much of a chance of changing this.  You do have to build the dependent packages with the updated package installed, otherwise you'd get into trouble if major library versions or other significant files change.