Subject: Re: making 'make replace' safer
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Schuller <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2006 22:15:48
> > tsort the set of installed packages by dependencies
> > find the set of packages that are out of date
> > find the set of packages that have unsafe_depends set
> > choose the first package from the union of those sets
> > do make replace on the chosen package
> > repeat
> How does that differ from what wip/pkgmanager already does?
One difference would be the checking of the unsafe_depends flag. I am not sure
how to interpret the original description, but if the intent it to only set
unsafe_depends when needed (as opposed to for all packages with
dependencies), that would be a significant difference in that it would lessen
the amount of rebuilding necessary to perform the upgrade.
Of course if that flag is adopted pkgmanager could have a look at it too, if
/ Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB
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