Subject: listing change of installed packages
To: None <>
From: Tracy Di Marco White <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/25/2001 15:12:12
Something I've been wanting for a while was something running from (for
example) the daily script that would compare the installed packages
(as listed in /var/db/pkg) to the installed packages from the previous
day.  Sometimes I've done a "make update" and packages get removed along
the way and the update fails in a particular package but completes on
the main one.  If I'm not going through the output from make update, it
can be more difficult to figure out what disappeared, and I'd like a
simple way to list changes.  Anyone else interested, done this, comments?
It seems as if it'd be a simple thing to code, so if anyone else is
interested I can see what I can whip up to do it.  My thought is to just
compare the list of directories in /var/db/pkg.

Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager