Subject: Re: 'make update' question
To: NetBSD Packages <>
From: Dick Davies <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/2004 16:50:43
* pancake <> [0740 15:40]:
> i'm with you :)
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 08:16:14AM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > is there any particular reason that the package is deinstalled before the
> > build process starts?  would it be possible that the order is changed to, get
> > new source, build, deinstall old pkg, install new pkg?

> > this is not a huge issue, but minimizing the time that a system is without a
> > certain package during the update procedure sounds like it would be a Good
> > Thing(tm) to have, no?

<aol>me too</aol>

Also it's worth remembering that if the new package won't build, you ideally
want to get the old one back without invoking the CVS time machine... I've seen
a few distfiles for older packages vanish  too, which is a bit scary.

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