Stupid question ....

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Dec 30 01:05:54 UTC 2014

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:57:02 +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 05:55:00PM -0600, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> >
> >
> > .... I have been doing 'pkg upgrades' from an rxvt shell window for
> > months now. They have been going mostly OK, with a few rectifiable
> > glitches. Is it better/recommended to do so from the 'console' CLI, i.e.
> > no desktop, no XFCE, etc., just plain login shell ? just checking ....
> I don't think pkg will care much what kind of terminal it runs on. Or what
> shell for that matter.

I think the primary concern here is the observation that
during a "pkg upgrade", the binaries (and other files)
corresponding to the programs currently running will be
overwritten. This _might_ caus problems when the in-memory
image of a program doesn't "match" its on-disk counterpart
(for example, for loading additional stuff), but in fact,
I've never experienced this - I tend to use pkg from within
a normal X terminal (xterm).

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