ports-mgmt/portmaster distfile expression matching

jhell jhell at DataIX.net
Sat Jan 16 02:32:56 UTC 2010

Hi Doug,

Recently in upgrading x11-wm/xmonad and x11-wm/xmonad-contrib I had 
noticed that when portmaster asks to delete a distfile, when it asks about 
xmonad-0.9.1 it was also asking to delete the xmonad-contrib-0.9.1 before 
it had even upgraded xmonad-contrib. Is this a problem on portmasters 
behalf or is this on ports structure side ?.

What do you or anyone else think about each port possibly keeping 
obsolete-distfiles list one much like distinfo but a concatenated list of 
previous distinfo's that had once been used allowing a ( make distclean ) 
or something routine to be built into the ports infrastructure to parse 
that file in each port ?



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