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[pkg-discuss] Re: Packaging release notes for packages being removed?

  • From: Alan Coopersmith < >
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  • Cc: Bart Smaalders < >
  • Subject: [pkg-discuss] Re: Packaging release notes for packages being removed?
  • Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:32:06 -0700

On 05/31/13 01:23 PM, Bart Smaalders wrote:
I'd not played with this particular application.  Looking at the code,
it should work.

Never mind - it actually did work, I just left out the critical details
that would have let you spot my error:

# pkg -R /mnt update
[...]
Release notes can be viewed with 'pkg history -n 1 -N'
# pkg history -n 1 -N
2013-05-30T13:16:43: Release notes: None

Since I hadn't rebooted into that manually mounted BE yet, I needed to
instead do:

#  pkg -R /mnt history -n 1 -N
2013-05-31T15:06:37: Release notes:
    The nv open source driver for Xorg for Nvidia graphics is no longer 
provided.
    If you have an xorg.conf file which specifies this device driver, you will
    need to change it to use the "nvidia" or "vesa" drivers instead.

Perhaps when pkg is working on a BE other than the active one, it could
say something such as:

Release notes can be viewed with 'pkg history -n 1 -N' in the new BE

or even give the -R flag if appropriate, so people who blindly copy &
paste without thinking don't need the gentle reminder I gave myself
today with a good head thumping on the desk.

--
        -Alan Coopersmith-              

         Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc


[pkg-discuss] Packaging release notes for packages being removed?

Alan Coopersmith 05/31/2013

[pkg-discuss] Re: Packaging release notes for packages being removed?

Bart Smaalders 05/31/2013

[pkg-discuss] Re: Packaging release notes for packages being removed?

Alan Coopersmith 05/31/2013
 
 
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