Subject: Re: make package
To: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/11/2002 09:54:27
On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 08:44:31PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 01:10:27PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > [ On Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 20:09:35 (+0700), Robert Elz wrote: ]
> > > > "make update" is a horrible hack, and should be purged from the
> > > > tree, in my opinion.
> > >
> > > That I agree with.
> > As do I! ;-) I've never knowingly used "make update". I'm afraid to
> > even try it! ;-)
> I'd rather go back to using rpm than use make update.
Well, as long as upgrading packages is as painful as it is now, I think
"make update" (with all the risks it has) is necessary. At best, it works
flawlessly (if no package fetch/build/install fails). At worst, it renders
the system unusable - but you can achieve the same manually. ;)