BLFS TODO package tracking.

George Boudreau georgeb at
Mon Aug 14 09:28:34 PDT 2006

   Adding a version to the tracking name might not be that difficult. If 
you had previously installed a different version what action(s) would 
you expect.

   If the action is 'always install' newer packages how do we handle 
upgrading packages where the 'new package' is a dependency of a 
previously installed package. Also there is the problem of existing 
configuration files.

   Maybe the tracking file should be more than just the package name. A 
file (package-x.y.z) containing the dependencies installed for that 
package?  If we go much further than this it will look like a 


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