Subject: Re: make update question
To: Huub <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/23/2006 09:05:41
On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:07:35 +0200, Huub <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Using "lintpkgsrc -i" and then "make update" each package, I noticed 
> some packages got updated more than once. There were e.g. 3 packages 
> (didn't write down which ones) during which update, Firefox and 
> Thunderbird got rebuilt. Is this normal?
Yes.  Look at it this way: when you run 'lintpkgsrc -i', it's building a
list of packages to rebuild.  Running 'make update' for one package will
probably rebuild several packages, including ones that are on the
originally-generated list. But if you don't update the list, you'll
rebuild them.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,