Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/05/2004 13:04:02
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > 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
BTW, the same problem exists for the already existing 'make update' and
'make replace' recommendations...
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>