binary package maintenance tool
bsam at ipt.ru
Mon May 4 07:24:29 UTC 2009
On Fri, 01 May 2009 12:28:35 +0200 Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> The port sysutils/bsdadminscripts has just been updated to
> version 6.0, which features pkg_upgrade, a binary only
> package maintenance tool.
> It makes no use of the ports tree, so unlike other build
> oriented tools, you do not need a copy of the ports tree
> to keep your packages up to date.
> It only requires an INDEX file from pointyhead or your
> personal Tinderbox.
Great! T've done some tests at my home machine and I really
like this tool. I was deaming for it for a long time. And
it works much faster than "portupgrade -PP".
> Thanks go to Markus Schöpke and his employer
> http://www.webstyle.ch (FreeBSD hosting) for extensive
> feedback, testing and providing me with hardware to perform
> my own tests.
> Also featuring this release is UMA, a simple package/ports
> meta data maintenance and locking script, to provide
> consistency and locking for the coexistence of several
> package maintenance tools. The port ports-mgmt/kports-qt4
> will make use of UMA in future versions.
> pkg_upgrade will, among other things, support parallel
> background downloading from several mirrors with the next
> version. This has already been implemented, but has not
> yet received sufficient testing to make it into this
This would be very usefull too.
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD Committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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