Subject: Changing order of update process
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
Date: 12/24/2002 08:29:24
It bit me again so I thought I would make the suggestion again. If it's a bad
idea please feel free to tell me why.
I just went to install one package and woumd up rebuilding my entire KDE. I
don't mind so much as I assume that there were good reasons for going to the
nb1 version of the package but I hate the way it makes the system unusable
for hours. The problem is that it deletes everything and then rebuilds it
all. I wonder why we don't change the update process from
deinstall --> build --> install
build --> deinstall --> install
That way the system is never down except for the short time between the
deinstall and the install. This also helps the situation when, for whatever
reason, a package doesn't build. I just think that "make update" shouldn't
involve so much praying. Not that praying helps. As I write this I see this
in the other window:
/usr/obj/x11/qt3-tools/work.i386/.buildlink/bin/.logic-trans: 195: Syntax
error: ";;" unexpected
Now I am down even longer while I figure out what happened.
All I am suggesting is not to blow away the old stuff until you know that you
have something new to replace it with.
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>