Subject: Re: Best way to keep you pkgsrc software up2date
To: David Rio Deiros <>
From: Nuno Teixeira <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/19/2005 01:20:29

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.

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.)

Also, read the manuals luke!


	Nuno Teixeira

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:19:05PM -0800, David Rio Deiros wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know how you guys keep your pkgsrc uptodate. I 
> have checked the netbsd site and I found pkglint. This tool seems
> to be what I was looking for but I not really sure if I am using it
> in the right way.
> What do you do to keep your software up2date?
> Thanks,
> David.

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