Subject: Re: Global pkgsrc update
To: Wouter Klouwen <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/23/2004 07:30:08
In message <>, Wouter Klouwen writes:
>Matthias Scheler( said 2004.07.23 08:57:56 +0000:
>> In article <>,
>> 	Brian Rose <> writes:
>> > Is there a global update that will update all my old packages, ...
>> Install the "pkg_chk" package (from "pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_chk") and
>> execute "pkg_chk -u" afterwards.
>This is not really the best option though. There are often times when I have
>executed this, but some package fails to build properly, but it recursively
>deleted a whole bunch, and then you're left with half the system, so exert

Agreed; that's why I stopped using it.  It's also inefficient; note 
what the BUGS section says about recompiling some packages more than 

		--Steve Bellovin,