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Re: make replace

On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 06:59:02PM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
>   I think the package tools should be smarter in handling installation
> of dependencies and updates, figuring out beforehand if the desired
> result can be accomplished, rather than installing a bunch of packages
> and then erroring out because a conflict arose.  These kind of
> operations have to consider the installed package tree as a whole (or
> at least a subtree thereof), and thus have a legitmate desire for
> consistency constraints on the trees they have to operate on.

I am not sure how much of that can really be done for source builds.
For binary package handling, it is the goal (at least for a frontend) to
bail out before doing anything. The exception is a failing +INSTALL
script, that isn't easy to predict.


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