portupgrade ideas page

Jiawei Ye leafy7382 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 10:26:58 UTC 2006

On 6/7/06, Sergey Matveychuk <sem at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Jiawei Ye wrote:
> > I *know* that there are limitations in the base tools or what to
> > expect. sysutil/portmanager can do this well enough (correct
> > dependancy), that's why I *wish* portupgrade could do this too. It's a
> > wishlist right?
> You're right, it's a wish list. But it does not touch portupgrade directly.
> portupgrade tools does not build own INDEX (does it portmanager?), It
> use a ready one. It's possible to implement, but it's not a purpose to
> grow the tools up. Moreover, building own INDEX is a long time process.
> I think nobody likes if it'll be rebuild every time you refresh the
> ports tree.
> --
> Dixi.
> Sem.
Portmanager does not use its own db, all it uses is INDEX-? and
+CONTENT in /var/db/pkg/<package_name>. Neither would it need to
rebuild INDEX-? everytime the ports tree was updated (I have portsnap
deal with it for me).

"Determine correct dependancy based on pkgtools.conf MAKE_ARGS for
installed packages", that's all I am wishing for.

"Without the userland, the kernel is useless."
               --inspired by The Tao of Programming

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