Subject: Re: 'make update' question
To: Brian Hechinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Recht <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2004 19:04:07
> 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?
Of course. It ensures that the dependencies of the pkg will be built
against correct libraries or simply put: against/with the new version.
> 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?
Oh, we have: make replace