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Re: Seriously confused about keeping packages current
Paul Newhouse <newhouse%rockhead.com@localhost> writes:
> Off list the following was recommended:
>> 'pkg_chk -uq' works for me, showing only packages needing an update.
I use "-ukas" to update (if I'm not cherry-picking) and "-nukas" to check.
> Instinct tells me that -aurn results are probably the correct choice since I
> still believe that .4nb3 is newer than .4. So I did an update in
Yes, ".4nb3" is newer than ".4". It is artificially made newer because
of possible incompatibilities arising in other packages or environment.
> BUT, I don't really understand which is the correct choice. Is devel/
> me the package is still being developed? Or is this an unintended package
> duplication?? If devel/ is telling me this is the correct version for
> development, in which case I'd expect a lot more duplicated packages? (and
> that I would need two different environments one for forward work and one for
> current work).
"devel" is category for package of "development" value. This includes
various development tool, libraries and so on. Packages itself are
pretty stable, you can use "cvs log category/package/Makefile" to see
how some package changed in past.
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