Subject: How to update pkg_install?
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
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Oh, and after discovering that the NetBSD "stable" branch is outdated, it 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...

  - Hubert