UPDATING

Chris Rees crees at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 24 13:31:28 UTC 2012


On 24 December 2012 11:31, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com> wrote:
> On 24/12/2012 06:52, Anton Afanasyev wrote:
>>
>> I second this.
>> While it may have made sense to include the "rebuild all ports. Here's an
>> example of how" initially, including three versions of the rebuilding
>> commands is a tad too much, and so replacing the wordiness with a simple
>> "ACTIONS:" tag kind of thing would make the message much more concise.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Кулешов Алексей<rndfax at yandex.ru>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Good morning, everyone!
>>>
>>> Instead of thousand words like these:
>>>
>>> 20121211:
>>>    AFFECTS: users of graphics/ImageMagick
>>>    AUTHOR: bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
>>>
>>>    The ImageMagick library has been updated to version 6.8.0-7.  Please
>>>    rebuild all ports that depend on it.
>>>
>>>    If you use portmaster:
>>>          portmaster -w -r ImageMagick
>>>    If you use portupgrade:
>>>          portupgrade -fr graphics/ImageMagick
>>>    If you use pkgng with binary packages:
>>>          pkg install -fR graphics/ImageMagick
>>>
>>>
>>> may be it would be useful for port upgrade programs to see information
>>> like this:
>>>
>>> 20121211:
>>>    AFFECTS: users of graphics/ImageMagick
>>>    AUTHOR: bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
>>>    ACTION: REBUILD_DEPS
>>>
>>>    ... some words for interested one ...
>
>
> Could I put in a request as a lowly user to keep the wording? For various
> reasons I haven't used any of the above commands (still on 9.0R with default
> packages and tinderbox before that) and there have been a lot changes
> recently. Keeping the wording helps those of us who aren't yet up to speed
> with the new systems.

I think we need to keep in mind people for whom English is an
additional language... parsing ACTION; REBUILD_DEPS is a lot easier
for them than a few paragraphs.

However, in this case I don't see how the wording could be simplified.

Chris


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