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package repo sanity checking
lists some missing pkg_summary files or pkg_summary files that are
probably too old
lists some NetBSD packages that maybe should be there; initially based
on doc/STATUS (which is very out of date). (I chose only NetBSD since
many missing and I think other repos may not be official or maintained.
I think the maintained repos for other operating systems are hosted
The other files show the removals or additions of packages found in few
old pkg_summary files. (I need to remove the second pkg_summary
differences if is redundant.)
This will need some tuning. But hopefully it is useful.
I also noticed the repo has multiple versions of same packages available
so even the pkg_summary files reflect this. I think this caused by
critical fixed packages being uploaded but old ones not removed yet. I
didn't automate this check since we already have problem of binary
packages with same base names (apache-1 versus apache-2 etc). From a
quick look I couldn't find any email threads about it. As a workaround,
pkgin may look at PKGPATH and make the user choose. An example of
I also plan to check if some important opsys/arch/version repo is
missing and check if some packages are too old.
These are not comprehensive tests, but simple and better than nothing.
After some minor adjustments, I will share them so others can use them
(By the way, the functionality provided by pkg_summary-utils and others
are much better.)
Please note that my goal is not to cause more work for others, but to
make it so the experience of using bianry packages for us and our users
(We have many users that simply create and maintain their own packages
and maybe distribute to their personal systems I think simply because
they have bad luck with ours.)
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