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Re: proposal: remove pkg_tarup from make replace
No worries, no apology necessary, and I (equally) didn't mean to make
you feel small - sorry if that happened, definitely not the intention.
I was just trying to say that sometimes there are reasons for doing
things a certain way that are not immediately apparent.
With best wishes (and thanks, as ever, for using pkgsrc and trying to
make things better),
On 13 September 2016 at 08:28, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Sep 2016, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>> 1. ensure pkg_tarup exists, by installing pkg_tarup in the same way that digest is a required package, or
>> 2. display a message about installing pkg_tarup so people can do it for themselves
> Well, I can see what you are saying, Alistair. I'd be in favor of #1, but
> hey I'm just a user. I don't have to deal with the guts of pkgsrc most of
> the time. You're obviously a smart guy with real reasons for going with
> #2. I just saw what happens with the digest package and figured, "Why not
> pkg_tarup, too?"
>> So, sorry you think things suck, but I wouldn't do it any differently if
>> I were to do it now.
> Sorry for using that word. I don't mean to be insulting or crap on your
> work. My only point is that, with a limited view of what's going on (and
> thanks for your informative description) one is tempted to ask "if this is
> supposed to make package installation||upgrades automatic, why do I have
> to stop and fiddle with this manual package installation?"
> I do understand the chicken & egg issues you describe and I'm sure you
> made the best choice at the time.
> Again, I'm sorry if what I wrote was insulting. I didn't mean it that way
> and I'm sad if someone was discouraged by seeing that.
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