[csw-users] pkgutil 1.5 beta 3 - please help with testing

Peter Bonivart bonivart at opencsw.org
Mon Mar 23 11:46:20 CET 2009

Pkgutil, the easy to use install utility, will soon be released as
version 1.5 and I would like some extra testing.

One big change is that you can now have any number of mirrors
configured and pkgutil will automatically select the latest package
available unless you specify a version explicitly. For example, if you
have this in pkgutil.conf:


It will pick from the testing mirror if a later version is available
there but if you explicitly say that you want another version it will
select that one, examples follow:

# pkgutil -i memconf     (will select memconf-2.10,REV=2009.03.23 from testing)
# pkgutil -i memconf-2.9,REV=2008.11.21     (will select
memconf-2.9,REV=2008.11.21 from current)

Note that the syntax for the -t option has changed, you now don't have
to add `uname -p`/`uname -r` any more so if you want to try a package
from testing use this shorter command:

# pkgutil -t http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/testing -i <softwarename>

Also, you should notice a big speed improvement when updating all
packages (pkgutil -u), before pkgutil could spend considerable time
finding dependencies but it should now be much faster.

Here's the packages:


If you're already running an older version of pkgutil you can update with:

# pkgutil -t http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/testing/`uname
-p`/`uname -r` -u pkgutil

Report directly back to me if you find any problems but please also
tell me if it works. As always your comments for future versions are



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