Referencing older entries in ports/UPDATING may be bad practice
ighighi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 05:09:16 PDT 2008
Referencing old entries in ports/UPDATING that contain the commands,
options, etc. isn't completely safe because those options may change.
In the case of portupgrade(1), at the following options changed between
pkgtools-2.0.1 and pkgtools-2.4.3:
--clean Do ``make clean'' before each build. This is the
default behavior. See the -w option below.
--cleanup Do ``make clean'' after each installation. This
is the default behavior. See the -W option below.
--noconfig Do not read the configuration file -
--config Run ``make config-conditional'' before everything
for all tasks. -w option below.
--force-config Run ``make config'' before everything for all
--quiet Do not display a message when -N specified and
there is already installed package.
It doesn't bite to make each entry a little bit more "self-contained"
at least when it comes to the sequence of commands to be run. Though
I haven't yet found a single issue with current practice, it's better
to feel safe than to worry at the possibility, excuse me if it's just
me ;) Safe for users and developers alike.
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