Subject: Re: Best way to keep you pkgsrc software up2date
To: Nuno Teixeira <>
From: David Rio Deiros <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/18/2005 17:44:22
> Hello,

Thanks so much for the answer Nuno.

> I'm a recent user on NetBSD and I found that after a `cvs up -dP` in
> pkgsrc you can use 2 good utilities to see what programs need to be
> updated:
> 1.	pkgtools/pkglint:
> 	lintpkgsrc -i
> 	Scanning Makefiles: 5368 packages                            
> 	Version mismatch: 'netpbm' 10.26.1 vs 10.26.3
> 	Version mismatch: 'pkglint' 4.04 vs 4.05
> And this tool its very good because it cleans your distfiles directory
> as well if you want it.

I read about this one already. 

> 2.	pkgtools/pkg_chk:
> 	pkg_chk -i
> 	pkglint-4.05: version mismatch - pkglint-4.04
> 	netpbm-10.26.3: version mismatch - netpbm-10.26.1
> This tool can update your programs that need to be upgraded with:
> 	pkg_chk -u (e.g.)

Great! That's what I was looking for!

> Also, read the manuals luke!

Well.. I think there is no a good article or document in the netbsd page
talking about howto keep your pkgsrc up2date. If I am wrong let me know
it, I will be glad to read it.

Thanks again for the answer,