Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/doc
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/29/2007 14:13:48
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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.

If a pkg was previously installed as an automatic dependency of
some other package, but I later decide that I want the pkg for my
own purposes, then I want the automatic flag to be removed when I
deliberately update the pkg by hand.  Your scenario (a) doesn't do that.

--apb (Alan Barrett)