Subject: Would pkgviews be appropriate for build-new-before-replace of, say, kde?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Tooley <netbsdMLposterNO@SPAM.quake.ca>
Date: 03/29/2004 10:06:26
I'm currently running an older version of KDE but would like to upgrade
to the latest pkgsrc'd version. Unfortunately I need the use of KMail
while the new kde is building because on my system the new KDE takes
just over a day of gentle pkgsrc version nudging and rebuilding to
complete and I need to access my email using KMail during that time.
Is it possible to use pkgviews to build to a new location while I'm
still using the non-pkgviews build of KMail actively?
Or, is there some way to set LOCALBASE (and some other variable I'm not
aware of) to somewhere else to start with a simulated "clean slate" as
it were, and then when the complete builds are finished, delete the old
packages and rename the new build directories..?
Feels a bit like I'm looking for a packages double-buffering
technique. :) Ha ha..
Comments much appreciated, thanks in advance!
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