portupgrade 2.4.4

Sergey Matveychuk sem at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 3 19:52:36 UTC 2008

Kostik Belousov пишет:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 11:15:47PM +0400, Andrey Chernov wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 06:24:48PM +0400, Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> After a long time when a new employment and real life(c) having eaten 
>>> all my time, a new version of portupgrade was released.
>> The modifying _all_ packages +CONTENTS bug still present in this version 
>> (as in stable too):
>> --->  Updating dependency info
>> --->  Modifying /var/db/pkg/GeoIP-1.4.4/+CONTENTS
>> ....
>> --->  Modifying /var/db/pkg/xxkb-1.11/+CONTENTS
>> --->  Modifying /var/db/pkg/zidrav-1.2.0/+CONTENTS
>> --->  Modifying /var/db/pkg/zip-2.32/+CONTENTS
> Additional note: modification of /var/db/pkg/*/+CONTENTS (or any
> non-trivial subset of it) is quite dangerous. Once, I had a machine
> paniced during portupgrade doing the pass of +CONTENTS files, and
> due to SU, lost almost all of them. It would be helpful if +CONTENTS
> file were backed up (e.g., moved to +CONTENTS.bak) instead of removed and
> created.

portupgrade copy a work file in temp one, and move back with changes.

I'm not sure /var/db/pkg/*/ is a good place for backups.


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