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Re: www/firefox-esr instead of www/firefox[0-9]*
On 12/17, nia wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 12:46:39PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > I again don't follow why our choice of PKGPATH or PKGNAME has anything
> > to do with these problems.
> 'pkgin upgrade' doesn't work. At all. You get stuck with an insecure,
> unsupported release until you explicitly do:
> `pkgin remove firefox60`
> `pkgin install firefox68`
> Then migrate your profile.
+1. IMO, this gets to the heart of the matter and is what's important.
I want 'pkgin upgrade' to work correctly. I don't want to have a set
of packages that are special that I have to keep track of and before
every upgrade check and see what's the latest version, and then switch
to that version. Instead, I just want to be able to say, "I want the
latest stable version of this package always," and that should mean that
it receives security updates, it does not become EOL and I'm left still
running it not knowing that, etc., and 'pkgin upgrade' should do the
right thing and keep me in a good and secure state.
I don't know, but I wonder if maybe we need some kind of concept of
pinning a package to a certain version or major version or something
even though it will be insecure, EOL, and not receive updates. But I
would want it to be that I have to go out of my way to choose that as
well as have some way to see which packages I've done that for. I don't
want that to be the default. I want the default to be that I'm always
upgrading along a stable version that is receiving security updates.
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