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Updating NetBSD binary packages
This is a newbie question, I know, but I did not find much on that.
I have installed NetBSD 5 from ISO/CD and added
to root's .profile. Then I have installed additional packages using
pkg_add - that means, I have installed binary packages instead of
compiling from pkgsrc, as I understand it.
Now I want to update these and the base packages. All documentation on
updating NetBSD relates to compiling sources, but since I can install
binary packages there must be a way to update binary packages.
Googling once more I found pkg_chk. The man page states that it checks
against pkgsrc - that does not sound like tool I am looking for.
Why do I need that?
I want to setup and run several slim NetBSD servers that have only
installed what they really need. Having to add pkgsrc to each of them is
just the opposite of that.
And the other method I see (using a NetBSD workstation to manually
compile update packages and distribute them manually to all servers)
also seems inappropriate to modern systems management.
Are these thoughts generally un-NetBSD-ish? Or is there some way to
smoothly update larger amounts of NetBSD servers?
Any hint or help is appreciated.
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