Subject: Re: Rebuilding all installed packages
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/03/2000 10:09:32
On Fri, Mar 03, 2000 at 09:48:17AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Please excuse this silly dumb-user question:
> Is there an easy way to 'snapshot' your current install (i.e. crate a list like
> that output of pkg_info), deinstall all this packages and install them again
> (thus upgrading each package to the current version)?
> You realy smart guys probably have some Makefile magic already in there, just
> to do this, right?

For a single package, make update does this (even recursively for all packages
it depends on, and packages that depend on them).


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