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Re: pkg/56586: Support keeping worklog of succeeded packages in pbulk

The following reply was made to PR pkg/56586; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
To: manphiz <>
Cc: Benny Siegert <>,,,,
Subject: Re: pkg/56586: Support keeping worklog of succeeded packages in pbulk
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2021 03:56:59 +0100

 On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 05:45:07PM -0800, manphiz wrote:
 > On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 10:59 AM Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
 > >
 > > On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 11:55:08AM +0100, Benny Siegert wrote:
 > > > Joerg, you do not have to use this option if you think it is not
 > > > useful. But the submitter does have a use case for it, and a simple
 > > > patch of less than 10 lines does not warrant this amount of discussion
 > > > IMHO. I vote for adding the patch.
 > >
 > > Options have a cost. As such they have to be justified against the
 > > alternatives.
 > >
 > > Joerg
 > Hi Joerg,
 > Understood.  Still I would suggest adding this feature as it's easier
 > to use compared to your suggested alternatives, which requires:
 > * Knowing how to use DEPENDS_TARGET and BINPKG_SITES which are
 > introduced at different places in the pkgsrc guide.
 > * Making sure to use the same PKG_OPTIONS for the packages of interest
 > in both pbulk and pkgsrc, which if not kept the same may not trigger
 > the same issue.
 > * Having to build it again, which means more time spent.  For me it's
 > 1-2 hours for building gnupg2 itself.
 > If it can be done in pbulk itself by changing a single flag it can
 > make life easier for pkgsrc newbies like myself.
 Like I said, I can't remember a case were I didn't want to do such a
 rebuild and learning how to reproduce the pbulk environment
 interactively seems much more useful than a hack that you could obtain
 by just commenting out the line in first place.
 In other words: I can't think of a good reason for having this flag ever
 set permanently in the config file and all other cases are better served
 by learning how to do the above.

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