Subject: Re: installing a pkg on multiple machines?
To: Brian C. Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julian Coleman <J.D.Coleman@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: 09/12/1998 17:49:02
Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> I'd also suggest adding a few notes on how to share /usr/pkg
> over NFS, and how to set it up so that you can install package
> A on machine X, and have machine Y notice that it's been
> installed into the shared /usr/pkg. My ugly hack was to set up
> two symlinks on all the machines:
> /usr/pkg --symlink-> /usr/local (which was already NFS-shared),
> and /var/db/pkg --symlink-> /usr/pkg/pkg.db,
> but I'm sure there are more elegant ways to do this.
This may be a stupid question but ... if your /usr/pkg is NFS
mounted, why do you need to register the package installations
on the clients?
> My quick hack has been, edit I's Makefile and change the
> dependence to be on H 1.3. Nothing has broken -- yet. :)
> There isn't currently any way to say ``any version from 1.3
>through 1.5'' or ``version 1.3 or later'' is there? It'd be
>handy in this situation.
Ruibiao Qiu wrote:
> What I did is to ``pkg_delete -f I-1.3". This seems to work for
I must admit I used `pkg_delete -f`. Packages that were dependent
on the previous version can't find the file to delete their
dependency when you remove them, but I haven't have any problems
It would be nice to say 'version 1.3 or later' but I wonder how
you will know which versions will or won't be compatible in the
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