Subject: Re: make replace
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/2003 08:17:24
On Sun, 15 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'.
I read it as having that warning for using "make update" also.
Also, I read the "risking various problems" as meaning that if the build
stops somewhere, then various software may be deinstalled but not
installed again. And I also read that warning as libraries not matching
It doesn't say that it is experimental.
Jeremy C. Reed