Subject: Re: make replace
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com -->
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