[Bro] Bro updates force some bro-pkg rebuilds.. sometimes.

Zeolla@GMail.com zeolla at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 12:38:36 PST 2018

Sounds appealing to me, I would use it if it existed.


On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 3:36 PM Mike Dopheide <dopheide at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm sure others have experienced this, when updating Bro, packages with
> C++ components will need to be re-installed/rebuilt (sometimes, not
> always). There may be some crazy C++ way of avoiding that, but outside of
> that I've been trying to come up with options to suggest so our upgrade
> process can be more easily automated.
> What do folks think about a couple options to bro-pkg such as:
> 1) a new package.meta file field:
> rebuild=yes
> 2) And a corresponding bro-pkg command:  bro-pkg rebuild [nodeps]
> Separately, but kinda related, I wouldn't mind a '--yes' flag or something
> similar when packages aren't being installed interactively.
> Alternatively, the idea has been tossed around that we build the bro
> packages we use into RPMs, but then that sorta defeats the bro-pkg command
> entirely.
> -Dop
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