Subject: Re: Best way to keep you pkgsrc software up2date
To: None <>
From: Peter Eisch <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/18/2005 21:42:51
On 2/18/05 8:37 PM, "Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:

>>> 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`
> sh /tmp/rebuild
> The risk you take is that something won't rebuild...

If there are work directories out there already, will this still "do the
right thing" or should there be a pkgclean just before the rebuild?

I'm trying to figure out how to keep a set of packages built in a single
whack.  (Next would be how to stuff them onto an install disk...)