Subject: Re: 2 pkgsrc questions
To: Georges Heinesch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/21/2001 22:17:29
On 21 May 2001, Georges Heinesch wrote:
> 1. I have NetBSD with pkgsrc installed on 2 computers ("amiga" and
> "dimension") on a LAN. One of them ("amiga") holds the distfiles. I
> don't want to download the distfiles twice. What must I enter in
> the /etc/mk.conf file of "dimension" in order to use the distfiles
> from the other computer
Depends if you want to share the distfiles via NFS or FTP. For a LAN, i
recommend NFS, and you don't need to setup anything in mk.conf for that.
Just make sure pkgsrc/distfiles points to the NFS distfiles dir.
If you want to share things via FTP (and take twice the space!), put
This assumes an anonFTP login at amiga, and the distfiles being at
~ftp/pub/distfiles. If you don't want that, you can do
Make sure that /etc/mk.conf isn't world readable then, though, as it will
contain your password ("mysecret").
> 2. Suppose I would like to update a package, then the "old"
> distfiles remain in /etc/pkgsrc/distfiles. How can I (apart from
> doing it manually) delete these obsolete old archives when updating
> a package to a newer version?
I recommend reading the lintpkgsrc before that!!!
(lintpkgsrc is part of the pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkglint package)
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>