Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Apr 12 22:49:47 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 01:18:07PM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Erich

That's off-topic for the present discussion then, because Garance
wasn't asking for blue-sky wishlists of features for the ports tree,
he was asking for comments on his specific proposal.

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