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Re: Updating both Perl and Perl Modules from a binary repository

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:29:01AM +0200, Edgar Fuß wrote:
> > This case (having to deinstall something else first) is exactly what IMO
> > should *not* be the task of pkg_add, but a higher level tool. The
> > existing logic to recursively update dependencies is already borderline,
> > but forcing logic for even more complicated cases is not useful.
> So what's the recommended way of handling my problem in the real world?
> Do I really have to delete ~ALL my packages from the (production) system and 
> then re-install the top ones in order to keep the AUTOMATIC state intact?
> I know apt can handle this. If dpkg can't (I don't know whether it can
> or not), how does apt manage the intermediate state?

Just like pkgin would: by removing them and install the new packages


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