[plt-dev] planet remove and scribble

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 9 18:47:00 EST 2009

Oh, yes. Good point. Sounds like an extension to setup-plt is needed?


On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Carl Eastlund <cce at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> Sounds like the best thing would be for planet to detect that some
>> package depends on the to-be-removed package and then inform the user
>> that and do nothing, letting the user override that decision via some
>> flags that either give the upgrade behavior or removal of all
>> dependents.
> I would prefer to have a default behavior other than abort, but I
> could live with a set of flags.  I definitely want the current
> behavior to be one of the options, though hopefully "smarter" so it
> doesn't spend time rebuilding the package to remove (as described in
> the rest of this thread).  Removing a package, leaving its
> dependencies in place, then installing a replacement, is still the
> best way to replace a package.  If we don't allow that, we have to
> either anticipate every kind of replacement (depending on whether the
> packages come from the server, a fileinject, or a development link,
> whether they're the same or different version numbers, etc.), or force
> the user to reinstall each dependent package one by one after the
> fact.
> --Carl

Posted on the dev mailing list.