Subject: Re: automatically upgrading installed packages?
To: Jason R. Mastaler <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/27/2000 23:30:06
On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Jason R. Mastaler wrote:
> With the NetBSD package system, is there an easy way to look at what
> ports I currently have installed, and then re-make and re-install all
> of them either unconditionally, or only if a newer version exists?

The following targets come to mind:
	make show-downlevel
	make update

> Also, is there a way to query where an installed port came from within 
> /usr/pkgsrc?
> (i.e, zsh-3.0.7 = "shells/zsh", autoconf-2.13 = "devel/autoconf", etc.)

It seems this was not compiled into binary pkgs so far - check "pkg_info
-B" to make sure. I've added code to to add this now (it's in
the PKGPATH variable).

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>