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Re: fixing bugs in packages

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 09:59:56AM -0400, Julio Merino wrote:
> I has always worked for me, and for many others.  What are the
> problems you are seeing?

Various - I guess you would blame all on inconsistent/partial updates
of pkgsrc and say "this mode is not supported".

During long lasting work on changes, I often have to update the pkgsrc tree,
for various reasons. And as soon as one of the (already installed) 
dependencies of the pkg I am working on get their pkg revision bumped, the
next "make replace" will fail. And to rebuild that "changed" dependency, I
have to kill my pkgobj directory - which is a no-go with unfinished
changes in that directory.

So, overall I have never seen "make replace" work for me when a simple
"pkg_delete -r" followed by a pkg_add of the binary pkgs available wouldn't
have worked.

This is all unneeded pain when all I want is run a few changed .so files
in gdb. It probably doesn't matter for simple pkgs, but I am talking about
things like:

-rw-r--r--  1 martin  users   34M Mar 14 22:45 ocaml-3.12.1.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 martin  users   34M Mar  5 11:15 ocaml-3.12.0nb5.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 martin  users   25M Feb 10 17:49 xulrunner192-
-rw-r--r--  1 martin  users   25M Jan 17 15:19 xulrunner192-
-rw-r--r--  1 martin  users   25M Jan  5 10:22 xulrunner192-

where even creating and compressing the tar takes noticable time.

Why should I need to jump through this hoops, just to run some test code?


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