[csw-maintainers] Notes on pkgutil vs. pkg-get

Jeffery Small jeff at cjsa.com
Wed Apr 11 22:23:05 CEST 2012

Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> writes:

>Excerpts from jeff's message of Wed Apr 11 08:54:11 -0400 2012:

>> 3)  The "-s url" option in pkg-get is now "-t url".

>An important distinction between these two options is that pkg-get
>would _only_ consider packages at the alternate url.  Thus, you didn't
>get any required dependency updates from the main catalog.

>With pkgutil, on the other hand, you get your primary catalog, with
>this temporary catalog overlaid.  That means you'll get any packages
>from the temporary url and any dependencies that may live in the main
>catalog.  It's much more useful this way. :)

Thanks Ben.  That's very good to know!


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