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

Peter Bonivart bonivart at opencsw.org
Wed Apr 11 22:32:19 CEST 2012

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:23 PM, Jeffery Small <jeff at cjsa.com> wrote:
> 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!

The most obvious example of that would be our experimental repo:


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