Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files/admin
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/11/2007 01:57:03
On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 07:21:52PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> The nature of make replace is that anything that depended on the old
> package is modified to depend on the new package.  This is a safe
> transformation if there isn't an ABI change, and it's dangerous if there
> is.  The unsafe_depends tag enable pkg_rolling-replace to resolve the
> dangerous situations.

If the pattern can be used to still match the package, there is no point
in modifying the PLIST. This is similiar to how binary packages don't
play such games either. I'd even argue that it is destroying
informations here.