Subject: Re: anyway to update a specific pkgsrc dir?
To: John Refling <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/06/2000 14:52:33
John Refling wrote:

> Lets say I have detarred a copy of pkgsrc.tar.gz
> which is now obsolete.  Suppose I only install a
> few packages, or that I know only a few of my
> installed packages are out of date.
> Is there a way from within print/tex (or something)
> to do a "make blah" which will ftp just the files
> in that subdirectory (eg, pkg, files, Makefile,
> patches, etc).  I need ftp, not cvs.

I use something like:

	cd /usr/pkgsrc
	mkdir -p print
	cd print
	ftp -o "|tar xpfz -"
	tar xvfpz teTeX.tar.gz 

except I use a mirror instead of  This relies on already
have all of /usr/pkgsrc/mk set up.