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Re: up2date - something for NetBSD?

On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 10:29:58PM +0200, Christian Sturm wrote:
> I know there are some tools to make a package maintainers life easier, 
> but what do you think about an up2date variable, like for example in 
> Frugalware[1] for pkgsrc?
> It's a 'curl' or 'lynx -dump' and some regex stuff to look for the latest 
> version of the software the package installs. It will then be compared 
> with the one currently in the package and inform the maintainer (or the 
> user) about a newer version. See [1] for an example.
> I'm not sure, what's the best way to implement it and in fact I don't 
> maintain so many packages that I would really need this feature to track 
> newer versions, but maybe someone likes (and needs) that idea and wants 
> to implement it. Maybe it's also a good thing to learn more about pkgsrc 
> and I'll do it, but first I wish to hear you opionions.
> [1] an example:

Take a look at pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_notify. Does that do what you want?

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