Subject: Re: pkg_tarup: pkging a already installed package
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/14/2000 10:19:55
On Mon, Feb 14, 2000 at 03:09:46AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> FYI, I've just committed the pkg_tarup package to
> pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_tarup. This shell script can generate a binary package
> from a package installed on the system, e.g.:
> Please note that the generated binary package does not contain a mtree
> file, even if the pkg was installed via a binary package and a mtree file
> was present then. Also, no INSTALL file is packet up. For these things, 
> changes to pkg_add (mostly) need to be made, see my other posting about
> this a few weeks ago. 

So, what functionality would be missing? Let me guess:

- no mtree: no automatic creation of necessary installation directories?
- no INSTALL: is this about the fancy messages reminding me what I need to
  configure after installation?

Please correct me. (Because I've wanted something like this for a long time).

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