Subject: Re: How to efficiently update bulk-built packages?
To: Hauke Fath <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/2005 09:13:29
On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Hauke Fath wrote:

> on top of a 'pkgsrc-200XQY' branch bulk build, I'd like to re-build
> selected packages instead of re-running the whole build.
> Is there a way to have the package build install prerequisite software
> from *binary* packages, if available, instead of re-building stuff
> all over? I suppose the bulk build works that way, but I cannot find
> where it works its magic...

If you already have packages/All populated from the branch bulk build, this
should happen automatically for you.  Binary packages from there are checked
for "newness".

I also just added a change to mk/bulk/pre-build to auto-prune old packages
by default (you can turn this off in build.conf if you desire by setting the
appropriate PRUNE* variables to "no").

-- Todd Vierling <> <>