Subject: Re: make replace
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/2003 17:40:25
On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 06:39:09AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, David Maxwell wrote:
> > How did you find out that there was a 'replace' target to make? That
> When package already installed it says you may use "make
> replace".

Well, specifically, it does say

*** If so, you may use either of:
***  - "pkg_delete screen-3.9.11nb1" and "make reinstall" to upgrade
***  - "make update" to rebuild the package and all of its dependencies
***  - "make replace" to replace only the package without re-linking
***    dependencies, risking various problems.

So, that particular way of learning about 'make replace' does indicate
that using it will 'risk various problems'.

David Maxwell,| -->
Any sufficiently advanced Common Sense will seem like magic... 
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