REPLACES variable in Makefile ?

Florent Thoumie flz at
Wed Jan 31 09:50:17 UTC 2007

Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Alagarsamy <alagar at> wrote:
>> I want to know whether we are having REPLACES variable just
>> like CONFLICTS variable in the Makefile ?
>> I have two packages A and B. Package A is already installed.
>> I want to install package B which should automatically replace the
>> package A. In case, if there is no REPLACES variable,  is there any
>> other way to do this ?
> Your end-user desire is clear, but if you want to
> go a bit further and propose a solution you should
> probably examine systems where this already works
> (I'd start with debian).
> Currently in ports, you just have to bark at users
> to perform some actions manually.

Nobody barks here.

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

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