Call for comments - pkg_trans

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Jul 31 13:58:01 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> 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)?

I'm thinking of ports/Mk - I suspect it will get hairy to add pkg_trans 
to the "make install" and similar processes on the ports.

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


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