Subject: Re: make update breaks everything
To: NetBSD-techpkg <>
From: Xavier HUMBERT <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/28/2002 18:16:18 (Tracy Di Marco White) wrote :

> make update will delete all dependencies on the package you are updating.

I know that, but I'll prefer to be asked for.

> It should then rebuild the dependencies (against the newly compiled package)
> and reinstall them.

That's the problem, it didn't, as show my pkg-db diff log.

> I expect this behavior, and don't do 'make update'
> where the dependencies are production services that can't be down.  In
> that case, I build binary packages on another machine, and install them.
> I don't consider this broken, because that is what make update is supposed
> to do.

This has been discussed a few months ago, iirc.

Some poeple (whith which I agree) said that "make update" is merely a
"make deinstall reinstall".

An d I can't understand why it didn't reinstall dependencies.

I have another machine nto upgrade graphics/png, so I'll give another
try, and try to keep the log.