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Re: pkg_tarup inclusion in pkg_create
On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 09:55:48AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> A better scheme would be to explicitly retain the last N compiled
> versions of each package (where N is configurable) regardless of their
> version numbers; that would fix all these problems, probably allow
> nuking pkg_tarup, and make undo-replace much more robust. However, it
> would require rearranging a lot of things (including e.g. the layout
> of the binary package tree) and is therefore not trivial.
> While I don't object to a retain-recent-N notion, I don't see how that
> leads to "no one needs pkg_tarup". pkg_tarup is a useful tool for some
> circumstances, and the default behavior being to retain packages going
> forward is a long way from "no one will even need pkg_tarup".
True, but it does remove the principal need/use for it.
David A. Holland
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