Subject: pkg_add -u and -r questions
To: NetBSD package list <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: William Allen Simpson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/2003 08:45:25
Just noticed that Replace (was upgrade) is in lib.h, but not globals.c.
Shouldn't this be in add.h, or is there a plan to add this to other
In FreeBSD, the -r checks PACKAGESITE and PACKAGEROOT. Should those be
used? Or for NetBSD consistency, PKG_SITE and PKG_ROOT?
Is there a preferred method for determining the nearest NetBSD mirror?
In FreeBSD, the package locations are a per-version pre-compiled list.
In NetBSD, it appears they are always found in /pub/NetBSD/packages.
That's certainly easier to code, but can it be depended upon?
William Allen Simpson
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