Subject: Re: using pkg_comp to rebuild out-of-date packages?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/24/2005 13:39:54
Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> Is there a good way to use pkg_comp to rebuild just the out-of-date
> packages?
> I know how to use pkg_comp to rebuild everything: use pkg_chk -g
> to produce a list, and put that into the pkg_comp file.  I can also 
> delete/rebuild just the out-of-date stuff by using lintpkgsrc -i
> and pkgdepgraph -D/-R.  I'd like to do the latter in a chroot'd 
> partition without having to recompile -- or even pkg_tarup plus install 
> under chroot -- all of the dependencies that aren't out of date.  Is 
> there any good way to do that?  (If I had to, I'd settle for something 
> that automatically built tarballs of the dependencies, for automatic 
> preinstallation in the pkg_comp area, but I don't even know a good way 
> to do that.)

The script I use to build packages is here:

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