Subject: Re: keeping pkgsrc up-to-date
To: Thomas Klausner <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2002 22:20:17
If you want to use the changes lists to automatically update, I suggest you
use Thomas's script rather than mine. Mine is hacked to ignore branch
commits and such, and his handles the tree-to-local-directory mapping a lot
better than mine.


On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 03:12:25AM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 12:26:59AM +0200, Marton Fabo wrote:
> > As I see, daily pkgsrc changes are generated for the pkgsrc-changes list, 
> > and sent to all the subscribers. Couldn't this or some similar thing be 
> > used to keep in sync with less disk and network traffic? For example, some 
> > script could be written to extract the files changed since the last day, 
> > and update only those files. I'm sure this would be much lighter/faster 
> > than a full CVS update for example.
> I've written a short perl script that does exactly that -- use
> source-changes (and/or www-changes and/or pkgsrc-changes) mails as
> input and do the suitable cvs updates.
> I'm sure I'm not the only one who has such a script, and it might have
> a bug or two lurking, but so far I've been pretty happy about it.
> You'll have to configure it before the first start, read the comments
> in the file.
> If you find any problems, mail me.
> Bye,
>  Thomas
> -- 
> Thomas Klausner -
> Intolerance is the last defense of the insecure.

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