Jörn Clausen <joern.clausen%uni-bielefeld.de@localhost> writes: > Hi! > > I just noticed: > > $ pkg_info -a | wc -l > 751 > $ pkg_info -u | wc -l > 635 > $ wc -l pkgchk.conf > 125 pkgchk.conf > > In other words: I would expect a much much smaller figure reported by > "pkg_info -u". The full listing reports packages that I have never > installed "on purpose", like a lot of TeX related packages. > > Does updating a package (at the moment I use "pkg_chk -su") change > this classification of a package? I'd consider that a bug, or is it > done on purpose? make replace does not perturb the automatic flag. I am unclear on 'make udpate', which is what I think pkg_chk -u does. If make update clears the automatic=YES flag, that is in my opinion a bug. I find that entropy creeps in, and thus examine the automatic flags. Basically I do pkg_admin set automatic=YES on packages that I don't explicitly want, and find that between occasional maintenance and using make replace almost exclusively for updates, things stay mostly in order.
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