Subject: Re: difficulty from renaming packages, and how to deal
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/2007 12:27:04
On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> What about our pkg_summary(5) files for use on on systems without any 
> pkgsrc source (so no pkgsrc/doc/CHANGES-*)?
> Maybe pkg_summary(5) can be extended to add two optional variables:
> previous package name(s)
> previous PKGPATH(s)
> So if some tool was searching for a PKGNAME but didn't find it, it could 
> next search for PREV_PKGNAME to find out new PKGNAME.

I forgot to mention that the above two variables would be defined in 
respective pkgsrc Makefiles.

Could that be useful also?

  Jeremy C. Reed