Subject: Re: updating packages regularly
To: NetBSD-users <>
From: Matthias Redlich <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/17/2003 21:53:33
I think you are looking for 'pkgchk'. This tool compares the version of
all installed packages with the versions in your pkgsrc tree. If
something is not up-to-date anymore it will be updated.

'pkgchk' can be found in pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkgchk.

Best regards

Am Mi, 2003-09-17 um 21.39 schrieb Louis Guillaume:
> Hi Everyone,
> I'm trying to figure out a way to update my packages on a regular basis 
> from pkgsrc if needed (perhaps even within a scheduled process).
> Currently, it seems that a "make update" in a package causes all 
> dependant and depending packages to be rebuilt, even if the same version 
> is already installed. I understand why this is good for the dependant 
> packages, but can this behaviour be changed for dependancies that have 
> not changed version? It doesn't seem necessary to reinstall these.
> Is there a way to query which packages are out of date at any given 
> point in relation to what is in pkgsrc?
> Please let me know if there is a way to do a "make current" of all 
> installed packages. If there isn't, I'll develop a script to take care 
> of it - but I don't want to re-invent the wheel.
> Thanks,
> Louis
Matthias Redlich <>