Subject: Re: pkgsrc survey
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Stefan 'Kaishakunin' Schumacher <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/04/2005 23:33:10
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Also sprach Jeremy C. Reed (
> Please consider installing pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkgsurvey and running it.
> Consider only submitting a survey once per month; maybe a monthly job=20
> could be useful to spot trends. (Also the pkgsrc-pmc member has advised=
> some people to use some form of passive IDS like tripwire or aide,=20
> depending on the results.  He'll continue to do this.)

I suggest using mtree. It's in the base and can do anything tripwire
or aide can. Actually, I used AIDE from 2000-2003, and eventually I switche=
to mtree on all my NetBSD machines.

I am currently working on organizing the managament of pkgs I've
installed on servers at work. My idea is to feed the pkg_info and
other metadata (hostname ...) to a PostgreSQL database with some=20
kind of simple WWW interface.=20

Would this be (at least in parts) useful for your work?

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