On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Seigo Tanimura wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000 11:55:55 -0500,
>   "Jacques A. Vidrine" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> >> It would also be helpful for us to (semi-)automatically update old
> >> binaries installed by ports. (I have been trying this for a couple of
> >> days)
> Jacques> Personally I don't want sysinstall or make world to touch my ports.
> Jacques> But a tool to do this would be great.
> Completely automatic update of installed ports is acutally difficult
> because we cannot get to know the language or required toolkit from
> the name of a binary. (eg emulator/wine and japanese/wine, timidity++-xaw
> and timidity++-tcltk) We can still detect and enumerate the ports that
> possibly installed old binaries, and decide which of the ports listed
> up to update.
Isn't enough information in /var/db/pkg?

Perhaps a level of redirection is needed in the dependencies? (sp?)

Something like the Debian way? 
Instead of foo-1.23 being required by bar-3.34, bar should just require a
foo >1.20.

Or even bar requires an xyzzy.
xyzzy is supplied by fee
xyzzy is supplied by fie
Then the user has the option of installing fee or fie.


(Who descrambled the message-file for Collossal adventure on his zx81
converted to cp/m many years ago...) 

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