Utility for safe updating of ports in base system

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Thu Mar 20 16:09:05 PDT 2008

Kris Kennaway píše v čt 20. 03. 2008 v 23:51 +0100:

> > A user pointed out to me that on the project ideas page the following 
> > entry remains:
> > 
> > Write a new utility for the pkg_install suite, possibly named 
> > pkg_upgrade(1), implementing a subset of existing portupgrade 
> > functionality. The required functionality is:
> FWIW, I have no idea why this is on the project list.  I suspect it was 
> added by someone without any consensus that it's a good idea.

That was me, a year ago.

> We have several upgrade tools in ports, and that is where they belong. 
> Any effort should be spent on improving existing tools, unless you can 
> make a really good case why they are fundamentally flawed and need to be 
> rewritten from scratch, discarding all of the previous work on them.

Since then portmaster matured, so we might think about removing the item
from Ideas list.

I can't agree with you that the upgrading utilities have to stay in
ports. I'd very much like to see one of them be present in the base.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
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