Subject: Re: everything is a dependency and preventing removal
To: MLH <MLH@goathill.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/2003 21:10:50
[ On , January 11, 2003 at 01:20:33 (GMT), MLH wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: everything is a dependency and preventing removal
> The last few days I have been experimenting with pkg_comp/pkg_chk
> for doing this sort of thing, and it almost works. There are a few
> hitches here and there still, but between them, they seem to do a
> pretty good job of attempting an update without trashing your
> running environment. pkg_comp doesn't quite create the mk.conf
> file the way I understand it is supposed to ('DEPENDS_TARGET=package'
> is not the default as stated and EXTRAMK doesn't appear to work).
> The last missing piece, as I see it, is to then be able to move
> the newly-created binary packages out into the real environment so
> that pkg_chk could install them.
I'm not sure what you're getting at here and how this might address any
of the concerns I raised.
Most of the issues I raised have to do with the package database, not
how you initially configure and build a package in isolation.
Greg A. Woods
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