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Revision 1.7, Mon Feb 2 12:34:59 2009 UTC (5 years, 2 months ago) by joerg
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2014Q1-base, pkgsrc-2014Q1, pkgsrc-2013Q4-base, pkgsrc-2013Q4, pkgsrc-2013Q3-base, pkgsrc-2013Q3, pkgsrc-2013Q2-base, pkgsrc-2013Q2, pkgsrc-2013Q1-base, pkgsrc-2013Q1, pkgsrc-2012Q4-base, pkgsrc-2012Q4, pkgsrc-2012Q3-base, pkgsrc-2012Q3, pkgsrc-2012Q2-base, pkgsrc-2012Q2, pkgsrc-2012Q1-base, pkgsrc-2012Q1, pkgsrc-2011Q4-base, pkgsrc-2011Q4, pkgsrc-2011Q3-base, pkgsrc-2011Q3, pkgsrc-2011Q2-base, pkgsrc-2011Q2, pkgsrc-2011Q1-base, pkgsrc-2011Q1, pkgsrc-2010Q4-base, pkgsrc-2010Q4, pkgsrc-2010Q3-base, pkgsrc-2010Q3, pkgsrc-2010Q2-base, pkgsrc-2010Q2, pkgsrc-2010Q1-base, pkgsrc-2010Q1, pkgsrc-2009Q4-base, pkgsrc-2009Q4, pkgsrc-2009Q3-base, pkgsrc-2009Q3, pkgsrc-2009Q2-base, pkgsrc-2009Q2, pkgsrc-2009Q1-base, pkgsrc-2009Q1, HEAD
Changes since 1.6: +5 -2 lines

Merge pkg_install-20090201 from pkg_install-renovation branch.

- DB support is always included from libnbcompat if needed
- pkg_view and linkfarm are not installed any more; they are not moved
into the attic yet, so they can easily be installed as separte package
- common configuration file to customise the behavior of various
components; this supersedes the old audit-packages.conf
- support for PKSC7 signatures (using X509 certs) and GPG signatures for
packages in a secure way. See pkg_admin(8) for how to create them and
pkg_install.conf(5) for the options to use them
- audit-packages and download-vulnerability-list are wrapper scripts
  around pkg_admin. They try to mimic the classic options if used sanely.
  "pkg_admin audit" is now an order of magnitude faster than before
- pkg_add uses libarchive and libfetch instead of external ftp and tar:
  - progress bar is currently missing for downloads
  - "pkg_add -" is no longer supported
  - no adhoc check for conficts between dependencies and already
    installed packages
  - "pkg_add -s" has been replaced with an option in pkg_install.conf,
    verification of plain detached GPG signatures is no longer supported
  - optional check for vulnerabilities before adding a package
  - if /var and /usr/pkg are on different fileystems it is twice as fast
    now
  - conflicts due to overlapping plists are checked before installation
  - pkg_add no longer plays with the process limits
- pkg_add and pkg_delete have a new destdir option; scripts have to
  either be modified to use PKG_DESTDIR or should be disabled
- pkg_add -u for now can't be used to update to the exact same version
- internal "rm -rf" and "mkdir_p" code
- all memory allocation failures are not explicitly fatal
- if a file is not removed due to a failed checksum, still remove the
  entry from pkgdb

pkg_install contains the core package management and administration
utilities for pkgsrc, a multi-platform source and binary package
system developed and maintained by The NetBSD Project and volunteers
from around the globe.

The following tools are included:

pkg_add		install and upgrade binary packages
pkg_admin	perform various pkgsrc administrative tasks
pkg_create	create software package distributions
pkg_delete	delete installed packages
pkg_info	display information about installed or binary packages
pkg_view	manage package views
linkfarm	manage symbolic links for package views

For the following tools compatibility wrappers are included:

audit-packages	audit installed packages for security vulnerabilities
download-vulnerability-list	download the latest vulnerabilities list