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Re: packages, versions and browsers
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 03:36:33PM +0100, Steve Blinkhorn wrote:
> So am I missing a trick somewhere? How do other people manage the
> transition from one release to another while protecting the
> functionality of existing software? And is there a way of running a
> web browser on NetBSD that doesn't just grow and grow?
I do the following:
0. build all packages in a tmpfs-chroot (from a list I
maintain somewhere in my home)
1. shutdown all pkgsrc daemons (pids that have open
files in /usr/pkg)
2. pkg_delete all packages
3. empty /usr/pkg, /var/db/pkg*
(while keeping /usr/pkg/etc or, in my case, /etc/pkg)
4. pkg_add all packages from a list I maintain somewhere
in my home
I tried various techniques (including pkgin) during the past years but
nothing was as simple as the steps above.
Hint: Make sure that su works in case you use sudo and its from pkgsrc.
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