Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost> writes: > Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:16:55 +0000 > From: "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6725%twc.com@localhost> > Message-ID: <D4.70.03935.CE826495@dnvrco-omsmta01> > > | I guess bugs in sh could affect a run with pkg_rolling-replace > | and other updates using pkgsrc? > > I've never used pkg_rolling_replace so I'm not sure exactly what it > does - if it is one of the versions that fetches and installs binary > packages that have been compiled elsewhere, then I think you can feel > safe enough with that - it might be possible that sometimes it (that is p_r_r) > will fail to operate correctly because of a shell bug, but if it does the > result will be a package not installed, not a broken one installed. pkg_rolling-replace is written in sh. It's not super hairy, but it's not trivial. It is possible that not likely it will trigger a bug in sh, but it seems far more likely other usage will find the bug also/first. It's also possible, were there a bug in sh, that any particular package build will fail. So certainly, it makes sense for people to try things in various ways and track down issues.
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