[csw-users] Using pkg-get with custom packages

Peter Bonivart bonivart at opencsw.org
Wed Mar 18 00:13:56 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski
<blizinski at google.com> wrote:
> I'm currently looking at a way of deploying a set of custom packages
> using pkg-get and pkg-get-style repositories. I found a thread on
> blastwave forums[1], but there wasn't any follow-up posts, it's hard
> to tell whether the original poster actually deployed it. I would like
> to do something similar, but I'd like to have both CSW and custom
> packages available for pkg-get installations.
> What are the options? One of them would be building own merged catalog
> with packages. Ideally, pkg-get would support multiple repositories in
> the vein of apt-get sources on Debian.
> Has this been done before?
> Maciej
> [1] http://wiki.blastwave.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=249#p249

Pkgutil already contains the tools you need (it was me replying in
that thread). Pkgutil can combine a full official repository with your
own local one just like we do for testing here at OpenCSW, see:


You also get tools for building and checking your own catalogs so you
should be all set.

In 1.5, which is available as beta 2, you can combine any number of
repositories and it will automatically find the latest package for you
unless you specifically ask for a certain version.



More information about the users mailing list