Subject: Re: Best way to keep you pkgsrc software up2date
To: David Rio Deiros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/18/2005 21:37:23
In message <20050219014422.GA24183@toto.eracks.com>, David Rio Deiros writes:
>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
>> 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!
I don't recommend this path. Note what it says about extra rebuilds in
the BUGS section. A better path is to use pkgdepgraph:
lintpkgsrc -i >/tmp/out_of_date
pkgdepgraph -D /tmp/out_of_date >/tmp/delete
pkgdepgraph -R /tmp/out_of_date >/tmp/rebuild
pkg_delete `cat /tmp/delete`
The risk you take is that something won't rebuild...
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb