Subject: Re: pkg_info: patch to create summary file
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/11/2006 18:24:26

> >$ pkg_info -X /usr/pkgsrc/packages/All/apache-1.3.34nb1.tgz # binary 
> >package
> 1) I assume this also works via http and ftp links

  Except for the wrong file size (which I fixed), yes.

> 2) What is the intended use for this? Doesn't look like it can be
>    fed into sh(1) at least...

  As a summary of a binary package collection for use by tools like
pkg_chk and pkg_select.  See the thread ``pkg summary file format
proposal'' from February.