Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/doc
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/29/2007 13:37:42
On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 09:33:39AM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
> In article <> Greg wrote:
> +       o Figure out a way to have "pkg_install -u", probably with a
> +         flag, preserve the value of the automatic tag.  We do not
> +         have consensus on the right behavior.
>   If the -A flag is given, preserve automatic, otherwise clear it.  If
> any dependencies are updated, preserve the automatic flag.  make
> replace would have to learn to pass -A when updating dependencies.

I disagree on this. There are two situations:
(a) The package already exists. Update it and keep the current flag is
IMO the desired behaviour.
(b) The package does not exist. If -A is given as well, install it with
the automatic set, otherwise don't set the bit.