Utility for safe updating of ports in base system

Adam Stroud adam at thegeeklord.com
Wed Apr 18 17:40:06 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper <youshi10 <at> u.washington.edu> writes:

> I'm working on combining the pkg_* tools along with the existing 
> makefile system with a bourne shell file for my SoC project(*)
> As for writing a utility in C, why? Almost everything's there right now 
> and just needs to be strung together with some clever scripting to make 
> it all work. C in this case is just overkill IMO.
> I'm sorry RW, because while I do agree to some extent, there should be 
> something out of the box that works with the Makefiles and does 
> everything necessary to install ports, apart from someone manually going 
> to each directory and typing in "make install", or using some "advanced" 
> functionality in the Makefiles.
> (*) This is the 2nd goal on my list out of 3 items, so it's going to be 
> a while before I get to it (I estimate 2 months).
> -Garrett

I was not suggesting writing the utilities in C, I was just indicating the the
topic on the FreeBSD "ideas" page.  Frankly, I am a "best tool for the job" type
of guy.  My intent was just to probe the community and see if anything was being
developed and if anyone needed any help.


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