[racket-dev] Updating dependency packages from other sources

From: Asumu Takikawa (asumu at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Aug 16 17:22:13 EDT 2013

On 2013-08-16 14:27:41 -0600, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> How about allowing a package source as an argument to `raco pkg update`?
> After all, removing an old package implementation and installing a new
> one is already the job of `raco pkg update`, not `raco pkg install`.

I like this idea better than what I suggested earlier.

> I have in mind that `raco pkg update` would treat as package name as it
> does now, instead of like other package sources. That is, it would
> update based on how the package was previously installed.

Right now updates from the local filesystem (say in --copy mode) aren't
tracked. Is the idea to change that so that `raco pkg update foo` will
copy a new version of the package from the filesystem? (assuming it was
installed that way to begin with) Similarly with URL installs, etc. If
so, that sounds great too.


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