Subject: Re: make update broken?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/14/2002 07:08:55
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 @ 9:06pm (+0100), Martin Husemann wrote:

MH> What's wrong here?
MH> (I know how to work around it, but this isn't expected behaviour, right?)
MH> Martin
MH> [/usr/pkgsrc/www/apache] root@night-porter # make update
MH> ===> Resuming update for apache-1.3.27nb3
MH> ===> Installing for apache-1.3.27nb3's always done that, at least in the near-recent past.

Normally (spoken: when called from pkg_chk -vu), however it does a
pkg_delete(8) with -r OR -R, which is where things get messy, especially if
the process get's interrupted.

I don't know about you but I prefer the manual intervention here.  Other
packaging systems will try to automate everything for you and cause you
heartburn, headaches, pain, and suffering.


MH> ===>  apache-1.3.22 is already installed - perhaps an older version?
MH> *** If so, you may wish to ``pkg_delete apache-1.3.22'' and install
MH> *** this package again by ``make reinstall'' to upgrade it properly,
MH> *** or use ``make update'' to upgrade it and all of its dependencies.
MH> *** If you really wish to overwrite the old package of apache-1.3.22
MH> *** without deleting it first, set the variable "FORCE_PKG_REGISTER"
MH> *** in your environment or the "make install" command line.
MH> *** Error code 1

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