Subject: newbie question about upgrading pkgtools
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: Fischer, Roger <RFischer@PanAmSat.com>
Date: 04/22/1999 18:24:31
I've got a (stupid?) question about upgrading the
package tools for Netbsd.
If I sup the /usr/pkgsrc directory, and I need to
move up to newer pkgtools, do I need to remove the
old ones first?
If I deinstall the pkg_add command, how can I install
the newly built package? (I told you it was stupid!)
What's the difference between "make deinstall" and "pkg_delete somepkg.tgz"
What's the difference between "make install" and "make reinstall"?
If I do a "make" in the "/usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools" directory, will it make
everything beneath it?
some of this might make more sense to me if I had more programming
experience, but I don't. So far I've been very impressed with the
package system, but I'm still a little confused where the general
compiling and "make" commands leave off, and where the "package system"
begins. It seems kind of like a big cloud to me.
Thanks for listening to my rambling,
Roger G. Fischer PanAmSat Corp.
Systems Engineer Satellite Operations
http://www.panamsat.com Long Beach, CA