Subject: Re: pkg_holy_grail?
To: None <>
From: Mark Weinem <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/2005 19:46:11
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> [...] I found out about pkg_chk, which can generate a list of what has
> to be upgraded, and upgrade these using either pkgsrc or precompiled
> binaries, and pkg_comp, which has the wonderful ability to build
> packages inside a sandbox.  Now, the two then still have to be
> combined manually.  Isn't it possible to create some program, say
> pkg_holy_grail, which essentialy is a pkg_comp-aware version of
> pkg_chk?  It would figure out a list of packages which have to be
> recompiled, build them inside a sandbox, leaving your running system
> untouched, and, when it has finished building without errors, replace
> your existing packages with a minimum of downtime.  

You can find an experimental update script for pkgsrc here:

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Greetings, Mark Weinem