-p considered problematic (was Re: how to proceed past errors?)
arno at alum.wpi.edu
Tue Jul 31 07:55:45 PDT 2012
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
<jeremyhu at macports.org> wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2012, at 09:41, "Daniel J. Luke" <dluke at geeklair.net> wrote:
>> From the man page:
>> -p Despite any errors encountered, proceed to process multiple
>> ports and commands.
> That is *very* problematic. Don't do it unless you really, really, really know what it implies.
Why is this considered problematic? My understanding is that this
won't allow a port to be installed if it's dependencies fail, but will
continue to build as many requested ports as is possible.
ie: port-a depends on port-b, port-c, and port-d
> port install port-a
would install port -b, port-c fails, and port stops
> port -p install port-a
would install port-b, port-c fails, install port-d, doesn't install
port-a because deps aren't satisfied.
I've been using this flag in an automated process for quite some time.
What problems should I be aware of with using this switch?
arno s hautala /-| arno at alum.wpi.edu
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