portupgrade ideas page

Hans Lambermont hans at lambermont.dyndns.org
Wed Jun 7 14:03:46 UTC 2006

Sergey Matveychuk wrote:

> Portupgrade ideas page was created on our wiki server:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/portupgrade
> I would like to hear your ideas, wishes and comments.

- improved robustness :
  - understand ruby/portupgrade upgrade order. Maybe restart after one
    of these was upgraded too ?
  - warn about UPDATING entries for ports that upgrade 'over'
    (time-wise) such an entry before upgrading starts, maybe even
    default to requiring a 'do continue' user action.
  - be able to handle gnome and glib upgrades, basically obsoleting
  - similar for perl, maybe mention perl-after-upgrade ?
  - save backout modules somewhere and add interface backout to a set of
    these saved modules.
- speed :
  - 'make config' default on all target ports before starting the first build.
  - 'make fetch' option on all target ports before starting the first build.
- clarity :
  - show a dependency graph of the entire upgrade order beforehand, also
    listing the KNOBS (make.conf and pkgtools) and OPTIONS per port.
  - list the ports afterwards that were newly installed during an upgrade.
  - option to show all relevant pkg-message files at the end of the
    upgrade again.

   Hans Lambermont

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