Subject: Re: Package Question
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/2003 09:59:14
Jeff Flowers <> wrote:
> I was wondering what a user should do if he notices that an application
> in pkgsrc is behind the release of an application? For instance, Nano in
> pkgsrc is sitting at 1.0.8 and 1.0.9 is the current version.

Use send-pr(1) to tell the packages-folks.

You can try to update the package yourself.  Often it's not much more
difficult than simply changing the version-number, possibly the download
site, renegerating the checksums and double-checking the PLIST.  See
packages(7) and pkgsrc/Packages.txt.

If that worked out, you can generate a diff ('cvs diff -bu >
/tmp/<package>.diff') and submit that diff together with your PR.


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