Subject: How to update pkg_install?
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/2005 22:08:19
Oh, and after discovering that the NetBSD "stable" branch is outdated, it
would be nice if the pkg_install package could actually be installed,
instead of just saying:
===> Installing for pkg_install-20050210
===> Becoming root@miyu to install pkg_install.
/usr/bin/su Terminal type is vt220.
===> pkg_install-20050204 is already installed - perhaps an older version?
*** If so, you may use either of:
*** - "pkg_delete pkg_install-20050204" and "/usr/bin/make reinstall" to upgrade properly
*** - "/usr/bin/make update" to rebuild the package and all of its dependencies
*** - "/usr/bin/make replace" to replace only the package without re-linking
*** dependencies, risking various problems.
*** Error code 1
Of course a "make deinstall" doesn't help.
After someone else asked me the same question, I'm having this problem
myself now: How is one supposed to update the pkg_install pkg?
This is annoying...