Subject: Re: Updating packages
To: Trey Sizemore <email@example.com>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/13/2006 14:57:48
Looking for resources/best practices with updating packages on my
NetBSD 3.1 box. I currently have downloaded the 6006-Q3 pkgsrc but may
want to update some of the packages to those in -current (kde 3.5.4 to
3.5.5 for instance).
Mixing 2006Q3 and head is asking for trouble. Pick one or the other.
The issue is that the mk/ files and the buildlink3 files are related,
in that some package from current pkgsrc might depend on features in
But you certainly can update pkgsrc to -current and then only rebuild
some packages, as long as they are leaves.
I understand there are several ways to upgrade, but nothing like
'portupgrade' for FreeBSD (at least as far as I can see). Just looking
to some of the more seasoned NetBSD users for how they do it.
See pkgtools/pkg_rolling-replace. It's only slightly like
portupgrade, but is intended to solve the same underlying problem.
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>