Subject: Re: difficulty from renaming packages, and how to deal
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/2007 11:23:25
On 9/21/07, Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2007 at 10:58:12AM -0400, matthew sporleder wrote:
> > Maybe each pkg should get a unique PKGID so that pkgsrc would actually be
> > attempting to update pkgid=2574FFA instead of pkg=gconf2.
> And then a pkgid disappears, e.g. when we get rid of firefox15.

Why?  It would be just as easy to point the old pkgid to whatever the
new firefox is.