[csw-maintainers] Question about stub files

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Tue Apr 10 11:13:18 CEST 2012


Am 10.04.2012 um 10:33 schrieb Peter Bonivart:
> 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
> community.

We already replaced pkg-get with such a stub. The problem is that pkg-get
does not updates itself first, so every user that has an old copy of
pkg-get almost certainly breaks update and there is nothing we can do
about it. This was one of the reasons why we deprecated pkg-get.

Best regards

  -- Dago

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