Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/20/2003 08:30:03
On Wed, 20 Aug 2003, Sean Davis wrote:

: Not to mention the fact that pkg_chk will exit if one package fails to
: build, leaving everything in a half-installed (if one is lucky) state, to be
: recovered manually.

"make replace" is your friend.  8-)

It requires more intuition on the part of the builder, but so long as the
new version is ABI-compatible, it works rather well.  I use this rather
extensively when upgrading packages in-place to avoid downtime.

-- Todd Vierling <>