Subject: Re: two questions: upgrading meta packages, pkg database
To: Rainer J.H. Brandt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/20/2001 02:37:00
On Sat, 19 May 2001, Rainer J.H. Brandt wrote:
> What is the preferred upgrade method for "packages" like gnome ?
deinstall recursively, then rebuild with new libs etc.
I recomment using precompiled binary pkgs where available.
> 2. I would like to audit my system with respect to the files maintained by the
> package system, just like I do it on my Solaris machines. Under that
> operating system, the software database tells me about the file ownerships
> and permissions, and it has an opinion about whether a file's contents
> should be expected to change.
> Am I correct if I believe that the NetBSD package system does not maintain
> that information? Do plans exist to improve the system so that it will
> maintain that data in the future?
We do contain MD5 checksums of all files installed. You can do a check of
for all packages or
pkg_admin check foo-1.8
for a single pkg.
> 3. Which document should I have read in order to save you from being bothered
> by my questions?
1. Manpages: pkg_add(8), pkg_delete(8), pkg_info(8), pkg_create(8),
4. The list archive
5. bsd.pkg.mk & pkg_* source :-)
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>