Eric Haszlakiewicz <erh%nimenees.com@localhost> writes: > On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 08:17:43AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote: > >> Why is this any different that any other change, like base system >> openssl bump? If we revbump every package, should we be doing this for >> every incompatible change in every OS pkgsrc runs on? I don't think >> we've ever (or certainly not usually) done this. >> >> One does need to build new packages when the OS changes, at least >> sometimes. But a revbump won't fix that, because people who rebuild >> during the bump and then update to current won't get a rebuild. >> >> Probably we need to treat the base system as a virtual package with an >> ABI version and do some sort of unsafe_depends marking when updating the >> base. > > I'm not familiar with what you mean by unsafe_depends. How does it work? > I found a few mentions of how it gets set (by "make replace" apparently) > but I'm not seing much regarding what it actually does. unsafe_depends is a per-package variable (manipulated by pkg_admin set) that records that a dependency was changed out from under a package. Thus, make replace sets it, and pkg_add -u should also but I think doesn't yet. pkg_rolling-replace will tsort all the packages that are out of date w.r.t. pkgsrc or have unsafe_depends set and do make replace on each. My view is that unsafe_depends is a core pkgsrc feature to keep track of what's happened, and that pkg_rolling-replace is an optional program to do something useful about resolving issues.
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