Subject: Re: conversion of old packages to library only
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/13/2001 03:15:27
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> The pkg_retire package attempts to minimise data loss problems by
> using pkg_tarup just before it does its stuff, but I'm not responsible
> for anything that happens - this is development stuff, and you do
> this at your own risk.
> Personally, I don't believe this is the way to go.

The FreeBSD package upgrade mechanism also runs something equivalent to
pkg_tarup before trying to upgrade any of the pkgs installed. Maybe our
"make update" should do this too, for easy rollback.

 - Hubert

P.S.: No, I'm not gonna touch "make update".

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