Subject: README first cut at pkg upgrading committed
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/18/2001 04:27:38
FYI, I just committed this code to NetBSD-current's pkg_add:

Add -u switch to pkg_add to do a very rudimentare form of pkg upgrading:
When invoked with 'pkg_add -u ...', and the package to be installed is
found already being installed, the old (installed) package is removed
with pkg_delete, and the new one is installed.

A very crude handling of dependencies is done (by moving the +REQUIRED_BY
file aside before pkg_delete, and back into place after the new pkg is

I'd appreciate testing and any feedback!

 -  Hubert