Subject: Re: Updating from binary package?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/03/2001 18:31:50
"Jeremy C. Reed" wrote:
> 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).

  BTW, I suggest using "UPDATE_TARGET=bin-install" instead and
"DEPENDS_TARGET=update" (or leaving DEPENDS_TARGET at its default, which
is "update" for "make update").  This way, "make update" works fine
recursively, i.e., it won't choke if a prerequisite package is not up to
date, yet.