Subject: Re: Updating from binary package?
To: Al B. Snell <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/02/2001 23:10:20
On Sat, 2 Jun 2001, Al B. Snell wrote:

> Is there a way of updating a package and all who depend on it, as is done
> by "make update" in pkgsrc, but using precompiled binary packages?

The pkgsrc make target "DEPENDS_TARGET=bin-install" will use precompiled
binaries if the exist (local or via ftp).

In May, H. Feyrer suggested a "bin-update" target. I don't think anyone
has done it yet.

> It'd be a nice way of saving some time. I'm sure it must be possible, I
> just can't find an option to pkg_add that does it :-)

   Jeremy C. Reed