[PC-BSD Testing] Just sharing a thought I had the other day

A.Yerenkow yerenkow at uct.ua
Mon Mar 9 12:54:48 PDT 2009

On 09.03.2009 20:45, Kris Moore wrote:
> Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
>> I think that this is a great idea!!
>> maybe on the "remove" section, each PBI has a button next to it where you
>> can see the "previously" installed versions and you can remove them
>> (removing the roll back ability) or go back to it...
>> the way I would suggest this to happen, and sorry Kris if I am stepping my
>> boundaries, is to save the PBI, and a roll back would just be an upgrade to
>> an old version.
>> Fabry
> This does seem like a good idea, just tricky to implement. We'll have to
> figure out how to do this, since we don't save copies of a .pbi file
> after the user installs. I.E. if we remove the old version, and update,
> the old version is now gone, and we don't have the original PBI to
> re-install it from. We'll have to figure out a way to preserve the old
> data, and we also have to consider that some PBIs, such as webmin and
> others need to run scripts to install, such as setting up services and
> stuff, and we need to make sure that functionality isn't broken as well :)
While updating maybe some "yes/no" dialog should appear, asking backup 
this version or not.
If yes - simply tgz /Programs/OurPBI-* and place it somewhere.
Plain solution, but maybe we don't need something more complicated? :)

> Kris
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