bin/173725: portsnap(8) - fix entry validation
jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 15:50:01 UTC 2012
The following reply was made to PR bin/173725; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: J B <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Subject: Re: bin/173725: portsnap(8) - fix entry validation
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:47:15 +0100
It is not desirable to have a partially successful execution of an entry.
If I were interested in partial outcomes, I would have requested:
# portsnap fetch; portsnap update
Check up front and reject entire entry:
if no dir portsdir (e.g. /usr/ports), then reject entry
PORTSDIR not configured or does not exist.
You must run 'portsnap extract' before running 'portsnap update'.
This advises the user to review and remedy the problem first, which is
the right thing to do.
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