Subject: Re: Master sites randomization
To: Mike M. Volokhov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 06/03/2005 10:46:25
On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
> > This will need to be after the freeze is over. This will likely require
> > turning bootstrap/bmake into a real, registered package so that it can be
> > replaced (and so that its version can be checked for compatibility with
> > :Ox).
> > Someone was talking about doing this conversion, but I forget who....
> The pkgsrc already have it at devel/bmake maintained by the author
> (Simon J. Gerraty).
Ah yes, that's who. :)
The problem is that these sources are not used by bootstrap.
There are several "packages" that are built and installed without
registering into pkgdb by bootstrap. That's the real problem -- changing
bootstrap to register virtual packages for more than just "digest". At that
point it would be possible to make packages for bmake, mk-files, etc.
upgradeable without too much trouble.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>