Portmaster with package support ready for beta testing

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 9 07:31:55 UTC 2009

Michel Talon wrote:
> Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>> I take a quick look at the code and I have one question. Can you explain 
>> way --no-deps and --force are used for pkg_add?
> I can only venture an explanation. Once you have computed a good order
> for upgrading via packages, you cannot accept that pkg_add ruins your
> computation by doing things on its own. In principle you have a
> global view of the problem, which is better than the local view embedded
> in each package. Hence forcing pkg_add is the only sane way.

Very elegantly stated. :)

This is all subject to change of course based on refinement from
experience, but this usage matches the way that ports are installed in
the well-traveled port building code.



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