[csw-maintainers] Question about stub files

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Tue Apr 10 15:27:57 CEST 2012

Excerpts from Peter Bonivart's message of Tue Apr 10 04:33:59 -0400 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 community.

Yes, we're limited in what we can do here.  Communication is the only
tool we've got.  We can make more announcements and posts once we cut
the dublin release (hopefully at the camp).

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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