Updated perl - broke stuff

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Mon Feb 14 02:37:50 GMT 2005

--On Sunday, February 13, 2005 6:15 PM -0800 "Michael C. Shultz" 
<reso3w83 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Pkgdb -F is what screws up the installed ports registry. Here is an
> example of what happens:
> 1. port-A needs dependency port-B installed
> 2. port-B is installed
> 3. port-A is installed and marks its registry as being dependent on
> port-B
> and here is where things go wrong using sysutils/portupgrade:
> 4. port-B gets upgraded to port-B.1 and portupgrade reports port-A
> has a stale dependency.
>   Then you run pkgdb -F and port-A's registry is changed to say it was
> built with port-B.1, portupgrade claims this "fixes" the registry when
> it really breaks it.
> Remember, port-A was built with port-B, not port-B.1 and the correct way
> to "fix" the stale dependency is to upgrade port-A so it is built with
> the newer dependency.
> sysutils/portmanager also updates ports, put it doesn't cheat. When
> port-B became port-B.1 portmanager will rebuild port-A using port-B.1
> as the dependency.  port-A's registry stays reliable, reflecting how the
> port was really build instead of how we wished it were built.
Thanks, Mike.  I believe I start reading the man page for portmanager.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
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The University of Texas at Dallas
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