Updating pkgsrc avg8 not updating
Getting pkgsrc over CVS is probably the most secure method right now.
2014-05-21 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 038 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/05/21 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.
Way back in 1997, Net BSD forked the Free BSD ports system to create their own project.
Contents pkg_add's -u option is used to update a package.
Basically: it saves the package's current list of packages that depend on it ( REQUIRED_BY), installs the new package, and replaces that list of dependencies.
Dragon Fly, up to and including version 3.4, used pkgsrc to manage third party software packages. This page is still useful for anyone wanting to use pkgsrc, but the recommended packaging method is dports, which is covered in a similar document here: To DPorts/ Dragon Fly uses a specially crafted Makefile in /usr and a git mirror of the official pkgsrc repository to make pkgsrc distribution more user-friendly.