Call for comments - pkg_trans

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Thu Jul 31 06:34:01 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 06:25:27AM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Hi,
> I apologize in advance if what I'm trying to do seems stupid or it has  
> already existed since the Dawn of Time (i.e. when McKusick was in  
> diapers) but I'd like your comments on this idea:
> I can write the pkg_trans utility and modify the C utilities (pkg_add,  
> pkg_delete, if they're sane) but I can't do makefiles and ruby, so if  
> this is to work, I'll need some help :)

This looks quite cool, especially the fact that it'd be tied into
pkg_add and pkg_delete.

By "makefiles" are you referring to the ports/Mk stuff, or are you
referring to actual Makefiles for src/usr.sbin/pkg_install (which is
ultimately where pkg_trans should go)?

And I assume by "ruby" you're referring to the portupgrade tie-ins.

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