Subject: Re: partial pkgsrc updates (was: Re: squid is not building)
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/2005 08:45:20
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 01:51:57AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 10:39:03AM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> > As this problem has affected more than just a few users, it would be
> > nice to know to the developers how these kinds of failures can be
> > prevented and what the users are assuming about how pkgsrc should be
> > updated.
> > 
> > I don't think package Makefiles should have
> > NEEDS_PKGSRC_INFRASTRUCTURE=2005-09-06T14:23 lines in it, but that
> > would prevent issues like this. ;)
> that way lies madness.  partial updates are simply not supported,
> period.

It is possible though: if you have two complete pkgsrc trees checked out:
one 2005Q2 and one HEAD.  You can perfectly install packages from either
tree, as long as the trees themselves are consistent.