Subject: Re: Updating packages
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Trey Sizemore <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2006 12:42:01
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:40:15 -0600 (CST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Since this question is so frequently asked, let's summarize every
> I started http://wiki.netbsd.se/index.php/How_to_upgrade_packages
> Please add to it. Please add command line examples. Please point to
> outside docs for further information.
> Then when asked again we can point users to it!
I'll be reading through this in depth this afternoon. My use-case is
pretty straightforward in that I have packages installed from
pkgsrc2006Q3 (really just bash and the gnome & kde meta-pkgs). I want
to replace '2006Q3' with 'current' and then update gnome, kde, and bash.
This should be a good exercise as there are numerous packages and
associated dependencies that comprise these 2 meta-pkgs. So I don't
know if it will be as simple as updating the meta-pkgs (sadly I doubt
it) or if each package will need to be individually updated in a
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