portupgrade and gnome

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Mar 8 20:35:47 UTC 2006

--On Wednesday, March 08, 2006 3:10 PM -0500 Frank Laszlo 
<laszlof at vonostingroup.com> wrote:

> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> Is there any way that portupgrade could be made "smart" enough to not
>> upgrade the gnome ports?  Since you have to download and run the
>> upgrade script (and why isn't that part of the ports anyway?), it
>> doesn't make a great deal of sense to run portupgrade and then run the
>> gnome upgrade script, yet it's impossible to tell from portupgrade
>> (when it's running) what are gnome dependencies and what are not.
>> Seems like a lot of duplication of effort could be easily fixed by
>> either downloading and calling the script (and exiting portupgrade?)
>> or simply ignoring any "gnome" ports.
> Isnt this what pkgtools.conf is for?
If you're asking for my personal opinion, I would say no.  I see 
pkgtools.conf as something that allows you to "personalize" your ports. 
This is an issue that affects every single user that installs gnome.  I 
think it should be handled at a global level.  Perhaps editing 
pkgtools.conf is the "right" way to go about it, but, if so, it should be 
done by the port or be default settings in pkgtool.conf.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
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University of Texas at Dallas
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