Subject: Re: pkg/10835: Package upgrade procedure sucks
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/16/2000 18:07:34
In article <>,
>        Instead, we should:
>               (1) Install new files over the old.

There are numerous cases were this fail horribly because a sub package
update requires a recompilation. writes:
> 	Special care should be taken for (2) -- the PLIST should
> 	be able to specify "leave installed on upgrade", and a
> 	package should be able to be labeled as "upgraded" if
> 	these special PLIST entries exist, so that e.g. libfoo.1
> 	and libfoo.2 can be present on the system at the same time.

This not maintainable because it creates unpredictable behaviour of
packages depending on their upgrade path.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler