Subject: Re: Updating pkg_install on NetBSD 4
To: None <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/24/2007 01:43:39
On Feb 13,  6:25pm, "Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:
} On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 16:33:49 -0700 (John Nemeth) wrote:
} > On Feb 13,  5:34pm, "Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:
} > } 
} > } So -- what is the proper behavior for a NetBSD user when he or she is
} > } told that pkg_install is out of date?  Last I checked, it couldn't be
} > 
} >      "make update" in pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install generally works for
} > this.  If it doesn't, then file a PR.
} The problem is that I almost never use 'make update'.  First, if
} something in the middle breaks I don't know what state the system is in.

     Nothing directly depends on pkg_install, so "make update" is
pretty safe.  If you want to be ultrasafe, you could do a plain "make"
first to be sure that it builds, then do "make update".

}-- End of excerpt from "Steven M. Bellovin"