HEADS UP: pkg-plist strict enforcement starting

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jan 14 14:10:20 PST 2005

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 02:08:37PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 09:03:44AM +1100, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 01:55:59PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > This keeps getting suggested under various names, but you need to
> > > solve the compatibility problem.
> > 
> > Isn't that resolved by modifying ports/sysutils/pkg_install and
> > noting it in ports/UPDATING?
> That would be a big cop-out - it's hardly friendly to make every port
> user update to -stable or take manual steps to avoid a broken package
> system.  There needs to be a better solution than that.

The moral of the story being:

  "Every time you add manual upgrade steps to /usr/ports/UPDATING, it
   means the ports collection has failed to do its job".

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