Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Mon Apr 12 22:19:52 PDT 2004


Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:23:31PM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>>It would be real helpfull to users if the package or port system would 
>>be able to automatically overcome this problem with installing the 
>>needed version in a way that the installed versions stays intact.
> Take a look at the portupgrade port, I think that's what you're trying
> to describe.
If I understood portupgrade right, it upgrade a port but it still does 
not allow to keep the old version in parallel allowing one application 
using the old one while the other application uses the new one.
>>This could lead to a general system where any number of different 
>>versions of a package or port could be installed on the machine without 
>>any interferance.
> That's a very different problem.
But it is what I ment.


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