mojca at macports.org
Wed Nov 14 11:59:52 UTC 2018
On Wed, 14 Nov 2018 at 10:30, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 14/11/18 02:33, Uli Wienands wrote:
> > Ok, so I did upgrade tk. That went ok, sort of. In the process of
> > upgrading tk it butchered several other ports ("found 61 broken files, 5
> > broken ports"). In the process of fixing those it ran aground trying to
> > install zstd. As a result, my octave 4.2.1 is now kaput :-(.
> > (Which explains why I do not routinely upgrade things. If it ain't broke
> > don't fix it.)
> chicken and egg. The update likely only broke *because* you do it so
> infrequently. If you update regularly there is a lot less chance of
> problems, as each update is much more incremental.
It's worth noting that one will almost definitely get something broken
when updating just a few ports at a time. Of course you can start
updating a few, but then you still need to run "sudo port upgrade
outdated" at the end, as well as perhaps make sure that some ports are
not accidentally pinned at an older version (I'm not sure about the
easiest and most reliable way to do that check).
>From the above text it's not clear whether other ports were upgraded or not.
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