Subject: Re: firefox 1.0.1 behaviour changed badly on current/i386
To: Jachym Holecek <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/2005 15:03:08
In message <20050315195251.GA986@hanele.ics.muni.cz>, Jachym Holecek writes:
>> >> How do other folks deal with such issues?
>> >Always check for important messages _after_ you've installed a package,
>> >not during the install:
>> >$ /usr/sbin/pkg_info -D firefox-gtk2
>> That doesn't work very well for dependent packages installed
>> automatically -- they've long-since scrolled by.
>Using PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS might help.
Where is this variable documented? I don't see it in pkgsrc.txt or
>> High on my wishlists for pkgsrc: an automatically-generated log of
>> things I installed at the top level, so I know what to rebuild, and a
>> log of what gets built by any given invocation of make, for precisely
>> the reason I give above.
>That would be nice. For the first point, maybe it's enough to scan the
>dependency tree for a list of "root" packages? (ie. those whose dependecies
>generate all the tree)
That catches too many -- there are packages necessary to build a system
that I nevertheless don't have any particular use for.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb