Subject: pkgdb - testers wanted
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/09/1999 23:43:09
I've finished implementing the most important parts of the pkgdb which
stores a mapping from filename to the package the file belongs to. If
anyone wants to test the code, please let me know. People with CVS-Access
can find the patch at cvs.netbsd.org:~hubertf/pkgdb.patch.gz.
The file contains a patch against src/usr.sbin/pkg_install as of 19990109,
plus one new file, lib/pkgdb.c, a list of things to do can be found at the
top of the patch. To use the new feature, use the -F flag to pkg_info and
pkg_delete - you can then specify a pathname where a packagename is
expected else. A dump of the pkgdb can be made with "pkg_info -F".
% pkg_info -Fe /usr/X11R6/bin/pload
=> Shows you which package the named file belongs to
% pkg_info -F /usr/X11R6/bin/pload
=> Get mode information on the package the named file belongs to
% pkg_info -LF /usr/X11R6/bin/pload
=> Get a list of files that belong to the same package as the
% pkg_info -F
=> List files in the pkgdb and the pkgs they belong to (this is
a simple, full dump of the pkgdb)
% pkg_delete -F /usr/X11R6/bin/pload
=> Delete the package the named file belongs to
Things not done yet but coming soon:
- rewrite lib/pkgdb.c to not use the ypdb.c file (we can't distribute
that one with pkgsrc easily)
- update documentation (manpages, probably Packages.txt)
- add a utility to list, add & delete single entries from the pkgdb,
plus (most importantly) rebuild it from the +CONTENTS files.
If you want to test out the patch, please let me know.
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>