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Re: ports

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Izaac <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 05:07:28PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>> > And woe unto ye if you want to try and maintain bulk binary updates.
>> > The only real tool we have for this kind of thing is pkg_chk.
>> This is not true. Have you ever tried pkgtools/nih or pkgtools/pkgin?
> Until you mentioned them just now, I never knew they existed.  Exciting,
> actually.  I'll try and give them some play time this afternoon; if I
> have it.
> The real question though is why I, who is by no measure a newbie, have
> never heard of them?

Well, I have no answer for this question.
Behind me there is no marketing department.

>> >  And it's not pkg_install.conf friendly.
>> Explain please.
> pkg_chk does not look at /etc/pkg_install.conf and thereby pickup what
> are supposed to be, according to the pkg_install.conf(5) anyway, "system
> defaults for the package installation tools" when it builds its
> environment.

Probably because pkg_chk is older than pkg_install.conf(5).
I know this is bad answer.

I'll see what pkg_install.conf's variables can be used in nih.
Thanks for the reminder.

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