Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now
glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 16 23:02:30 UTC 2010
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Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> Greg Larkin píše v so 16. 01. 2010 v 13:58 -0500:
>> That's exactly what I proposed. The bsd.port.mk could be patched to
>> support a new variable ("EARLY_CONFLICT_CHECK=yes" or somesuch) that
>> shifts the check-conflict target from its old position (part of the
>> install sequence) to its new position (fetch?).
>> The default behavior (no mods to /etc/make.conf) would revert to the old
>> conflict checking method. This may be something for portmgr@ to chime
>> in on, and I'm cc'ing them now. There could be other reasons for this
>> change that I'm unaware of.
> What is the particular scenario that the new conflicts handling broke
> for you? Often you really want to ignore locally installed packages and
> then it's better to override LOCALBASE to /nonex or something similar,
> instead of disabling conflict handling...
I'm not the one who posted the original message to the list, but I'm
participating in the conversation with some of the folks who expressed a
preference for checking conflicts later in the build process.
Here is the original post:
I thought portmgr might have some insight into additional reasons for
making the change, such as fixing a problem with pointyhat builds, etc.
At the moment, I'm neutral on the change, since it hasn't caused me any
grief, but I did some research for the folks who posted the original
What do you think of adding an entry to UPDATING to note a change like
this in the build process? For instance, I wasn't aware of the
LOCALBASE=/nonexistent idea that you mentioned, so the entry could
include that and some other tips.
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