Subject: Re: making 'make replace' safer
To: NetBSD pkgsrc Discussion <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/2006 13:02:27
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"Greg A. Woods" <> writes:

> At Sun, 16 Jul 2006 08:28:00 -0400,
> Greg Troxel wrote:
>> This will result in an updated system with no broken dependencies.  It
>> should be able to run in the background, stopping on build failure,
> Sounds very cool.  Seems like it really will avoid all "ABI" issues!
> (not sure it'll eliminate the need to build binary packages in a "safe"
> environment and then use those to update production systems though, but
> it might make it easier to do more kinds of work on the build machines)

No, it won't eliminate that, but rolling_replace in binary mode could
be used in conjunction with such a bulk build.

>> and rarely leaving the system in an unworking state.
> What are the possible causes of such failures?

Until all make replaces are done, there could be an ABI mismatch, and
a package build could fail, leaving a dependency replaced with a new
ABI and a package which depends not updated.

        Greg Troxel <>

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