[csw-maintainers] Question about stub files

Peter Bonivart bonivart at opencsw.org
Tue Apr 10 10:33:59 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM, Jeffery Small <jeff at cjsa.com> wrote:
> I know that there has been some discussion about pkgutil previously.
> I just hadn't realized that pkg-get was seen as actually now being
> incompatible with the upgrade process.  One thing to consider when making
> the next formal release would be to somehow force the upgrade to the
> pkg-get package to take precedence over all others.  This way, pkg-get
> would be replaced with the notice about pkgutil before any other packages
> are downloaded and there would not be anything blowing up in the middle
> of the upgrade process.

I don't think we can do anything like that since Phil doesn't allow
changes to his script as far as I know. That's the main reason behind
fully deprecating pkg-get, that we can't move on when one of the tools
are unsupported by its author and doesn't allow for changes by the

> I will be making a direct head-to-head
> comparison between the two tools in the next day or two.

I'm interested in your findings, please post some summary.

> I hope I'm not coming off as too much of a complainer.  I don't have time
> to work directly on packages these days, but I hope I can help a bit by
> being a canary in the coal mine and helpfully report problems before they
> make it out into the wild!

All help is appreciated! :)


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