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Re: NetBSD on Xen3 amd64

Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 02:39:22PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:10:05PM +0000, Sebastian Wasilewski wrote:
>>> Thank you for your reply. Is there an easy way to rebuild packages
>>> automatically ? Something like emerge for Gentoo, that would download a
>>> source of all required packages, rebuild them and install?
>>> I cannot imagine how much time I would have to spend to rebuild
>>> manually all packages I would like to install.
>> It's pkgsrc. It's not very time-consuming, you just have to type 'make
>> install' in the directory of the package you want (it'll take care of
>> dependancies).  If you have several packages you can enter the 'cd
>> /path/do/pkgsrc-subdiur; make install' commands in a shell script.
> You may want to use pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_chk to automate that.  Use pkg_chk
> -g to generate a list of all your installed packages, then remove them all
> (pkg_chk -r will remove the out-dated ones), and rebuild everything from
> the list with pkg_chk -a.  See the pkg_chk(8) manpage for further options.
> There are several other mechanisms to "mass upgrade" pkgsrc.  Search the
> pkgsrc-users or tech-pkg archives for more.

Thank you all (Manuel, Adam and Geert) for your answers and valuable
info. I will try to set it up.

"Computer Science is no more about computers
 than astronomy is about telescopes"
                        Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

Sebastian Wasilewski
Division of Physical Biochemistry
MRC National Institute for Medical Research
The Ridgeway, London NW7 1AA


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