[moved to -ports]
If memory serves me right, "Leif Neland" wrote:
> Couldn't it be made possible to use just the update-of-dependencies part of p
> kg_update without doing the pkg_delete/pkg_install bit?
> Perhaps I'll try...
Manipulating the bits is relatively straightforward. Doing so in a
meaningful way, and being able to cover all the edge cases, that's quite
hard (as I've just re-learned). If you browse through the archives of
-ports for the last few days, you'll get an idea of some of the
problems. Every few months, the topic comes up, and discussion is just
tapering off from the last round.
Not to say you shouldn't work on this problem...just saying that it's
not quite as straightforward as most people (myself included) think when
they first tackle it.