Subject: Re: Global pkgsrc update
To: Brian Rose <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/2004 23:39:25
In message <410082C9.email@example.com>, Brian Rose writes:
>I have decided to add some software to a netbsd machine that has been up and r
>unning for several months, maybe a year with no updates. Upon running 'lintpkg
>src -i' I have found that many (about 15) of my packages are out of date. Is t
>here a global update that will update all my old packages, or do I need to wri
>te them all down and update them one at a time?
This is practically an FAQ -- I sure didn't know how to do it until
someone posted it.
First -- install pkgdepgraph and pkglint. Then run the following:
lintpkgsrc -i >ood-list
pkgdepgraph -D ood-list >del-list
pkgdepgraph -R ood-list >rebuild.sh
pkg_delete `cat del-list`
That generally works, though you sometimes need to edit ood-list to
delete packages that are no longer known. And of course, you always
take the risk that something will no longer build.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb