Subject: Re: make update == make broken
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/30/2005 16:32:29
On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:54:49AM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 01:03:08AM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> > At this point, I'd be satisfied if make update did something like:
> > 
> > *** Warning: this operation will cause the following packages to be
> >     uninstalled, and they might not rebuild, causing a loss of functionality
> >     until they are buildable: foo, bar, baz
> > *** Continue? [y/n] (n):
> run make show-needs-update before make update?

Is it possible to do that automatically with an mk.conf option? If not, then
it's not sufficient. It should happen every time make update is run, unless
it's specifically disabled, to give users an idea of what functionality
they're going to lose until things are rebuilt.