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Revision 1.4, Wed Oct 29 23:00:27 2003 UTC (19 years, 1 month ago) by jlam
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2004Q1-base, pkgsrc-2004Q1, pkgsrc-2003Q4-base, pkgsrc-2003Q4
Changes since 1.3: +2 -2 lines

Sync pkgtools/pkg_install with src/usr.sbin/pkg_install from 20031003.
New features include fetching binary packages using HTTP (thanks wiz!)
and some minor speed optimizations for pkg_delete.

# $NetBSD: README,v 1.4 2003/10/29 23:00:27 jlam Exp $
# Original from FreeBSD, no rcs id.

This is the pkg_install suite of tools for doing maintainance of
software "packages".  More documentation is available in the man pages
for each individual command.

This code was written by Jordan Hubbard for FreeBSD, snatched and
mildly reshaped by John Kohl in NetBSD and the changes taken back into
FreeBSD again by Jordan, who then proceeded to add another couple
of dozen features on top.  Whee! :-)

In another round of enhancements, NetBSD changes were added by
Alistair Crooks, Hubert Feyrer, Thorsten Frueauf, Christian E. Hopps,
Thomas Klausner, Johnny Lam, and Matthias Scheler.

When making snapshots, please modify PKGTOOLS_VERSION in lib/version.h
to that day's date.