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Re: Seriously confused about keeping packages current
On 6/10/2009 6:22 AM, Paul Newhouse wrote:
Clarification on this is appreciated. Apologies if I'm just being thick
headed about this.
I have to admit that I've always found it a little confusing but
typically, my usage amounts to (in it's most basic form):
pkg_chk -g # Generate or refresh config
pkg_chk -a # List packages with updates
#(will add missing packages)
I imagine 'pkg_chk -aq' or 'pkg_chk -uq' would yield similar results. As
someone else noted, it appears your installed apps are newer than your
pkgsrc version. If your intent is to keep everything as current as
possible, I'd recommend automating your pkgsrc update and your audit.
I used to use 'pkg_chk -u' but since have started using
'pkg_rolling-replace -suv' or just with -uv depending on the situation.
pkg_rolling-replace does not rely on pkg_chk or it's conf files but it
is useful to generate a conf file for reference if something doesn't
work or is missing. With pkgsrc on NFS I tend to store them as
HTH. Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on your perspective) there
are various ways to maintain your packages and a lot comes down to host
environment and personal preference.
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