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Re: RFC: nih - package manager for pkgsrc

On 31 December 2010 10:27, Aleksey Cheusov <> wrote:
>> What do you mean by "source based update capabilities"? You have to
>> fetch and bootstrap pkgsrc all over, then run for a "make package" +
>> install?
> Well, I meant that nih will be alternative for pkg_rolling-replace,
> pkg_comp, pkg_chk and 'make replace' :-)
> Plan a) build updated packages safely in chroots like distbb/pkg_comp do
> and then install/update them.
> Plan b) pkg_rr doesn't resolve some kind of problems automatically.
> Thus it fails (I don't mean "make build" failures) in the middle of update 
> and causes user to resolve problems manually. nih is able
> to resolve such problems without interaction with user.

So, does it or does it not build packages from source if needed?
Also, in case it does, do the builds happen inside a chroot jail as
with pkg_comp, or would I need to chroot it myself?

Thank you for working on this, updating packages is one of the things
I have not completely figured out yet.


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