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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 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  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.
>  an example: http://frugalware.org/docs/makepkg#_a_simple_example
Take a look at pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_notify. Does that do what you want?
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