Subject: Re: Package Question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/2003 09:59:14
Jeff Flowers <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.