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On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Marc Espie wrote:
> Do you have a pointer to code that goes down a packing-list and checks
> that files will install without barfing before starting the install proper ?
> Not saying it doesn't exist, but I haven't located it at a glance.
Not exactly files but:
One such place is the "quick depends pre-check": Every pkg has the full
list of required pkgs in it's PLIST. Now imagine you have pkg wildcards
for a moment: You want to install a pkg that says it wants "libfoo>=4",
i.e. libtoo-4 or later. If you happen to have libfoo-3 installed at that
time, that's detected *before* it comes to "pkg_add libfoo>=4".
The code is in rev. 1.45 of
NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!
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