portupgrade -o strangeness...
hemi at puresimplicity.net
Tue Jun 12 14:29:55 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 11:23:34AM +0100, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> It doesn't look like what I was suggesting is the issue so it's all
> moot, but the example I can see:
> sudo portupgrade -fo devel/bison2 bison
> is different from what I was suggesting:
> sudo portupgrade -f -o devel/bison2 bison
> which deliberately split -f and -o. Your original version could reasonably
> be expected to work, but I have seen software (even written some :-)) which
> does not correctly parse flags when they are combined ("-fo") especially
> when one of them also takes an argument. That's not what's happening here,
> but my suggestion was always a shot in the dark.
> >Anyway, a PR has been filed and the response is, "it's a feature." I'm not
> >sure how it's a feature, but it is. The example I was given looks like
> >$ pkg_version -t 2.3_1 1.75_2,1
> >I'm guessing it's just doing some odd string comparison instead of breaking
> >the version number apart and handling it with weight on the major version
> >number, etc.
> I find it bizarre too, since I don't even understand *why* the version
> numbers matter in that command line. You've said "upgrade using
> devel/bison2" as the origin and it's upgrading using "devel/bison". I
> could understand the version number bizarre-matching affecting *whether*
> portupgrade chooses to upgrade (so requiring -f) but not that it fails
> to honour the origin you've given.
> The pkg_version comparison is surely just wrong. The version numbers
> look correct to me. Interestingly, if you drop the ,1 from the second
> version, the answer is correct (on 5.4 anyway).
> $ pkg_version -t 2.3_1 1.75_2
> Or add a comma to the first
> $ pkg_version -t 2.3_1,1 1.75_2,1
> which looks like a bug to me, but maybe there's something non-standard
> about that version number. Blowed if I can see what; there are plenty
> of examples like it in my installed packages.
> There's definitely a bug in something.
> Software, bah.
> PS Presumably deinstalling bison and installing bison2 worked OK as a
I didn't try separate options for -f and -o. I've always just ran
single-letter options together and never had any issues. I'd be surprised if
that were the problem.
I ended up going back to portupgrade from portupgrade-devel and everything
seemed to work fine.
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