Subject: Re: pkg_chk: updating installed packages w/ FTP?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/29/2006 07:57:00
On Sat, 29 Apr 2006, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> I have installed a bunch of packages using pkg_add via FTP from 
> pkgsrc-2005Q4. Now that pkgsrc-2006Q1 binary packages are out, I'd like 
> to update all my installed packages.
> Is there a way to do that with pkg_chk? It seems -P can only point at 
> local packages, but I'd like to use the binary packages on 
> ...

I don't use it myself. But I read recently on a DragonFly list:

> pkg_chk -P ftp://binary/url -abg (generate pkg_chk.conf if nonexistent)
> pkg_chk -P ftp://binary/url -abf (fetch all needed packages)
> pkg_chk -P //wherever/previous/step/put/binaries -abu (upgrade)

The -P sets PACKAGES and code has support for http://|ftp://.">ftp://.">http://|ftp://.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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