Call for comments - pkg_trans
ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 31 14:05:25 UTC 2008
Doug Barton wrote:
> You have some very interesting ideas there. Not that I want to dissuade
> you in any way from doing this, but I would like to point out that
> portmaster already does some of what you're suggesting and it could
> fairly easily be modified to do just about all the rest of it. The two
I really want the standard ways of installing and upgrading packages
(make install, portinstall) to support those features.
> In terms of the rest of your proposal, off the top of my head the
> transaction IDs should probably be saved in /var/db/ports. I need to
> think harder about what format .... you could probably have a
> /var/db/ports/trans/ and then save the logs of the transactions as
> individual files by transaction ID. The wheels are spinning in my mind
I don't think this is a big problem. I have an idea how to record this data.
> right now about how this could get hairy down the road when you install
> a bunch of stuff as dependencies for fooport, then you start doing
> upgrades on the individual dependencies the log of the transaction
> quickly becomes less valuable. Some thought would have to be given to
> exactly what the goals are, how long those logs should be valid/useful,
Yes, rolling back old transactions, after individual packages in them
have been updated will be a problem. I see a way out of it if only
portupgrade is used for the upgrading so information exists about which
package is upgraded by which.
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