Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2004 12:44:23
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> > When a pkg is already found install, tell the user to 'make deinstall'
> > instead of running pkg_delete to be consistent with the other commands
> > (which all use 'make ...').
> it's misleading.  think you are building a package with dependencies and
> one of its deps fails to install because it's already installed (e.g.
> while using just "make install", not "make update").  you will tell the
> user to run "make deinstall" in the current directory, which is
> completely bogus.

Um, the pkg in question is printed two lines above, do you really think
that's a problem?

	===> bochs-2.1 is already installed - perhaps an older version?
	*** If so, you may use either of:
	***  - "make deinstall" and "make reinstall" to upgrade properly
	***  - "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.
	*** Error code 1

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>