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Re: CVS: cvs.openbsd.org: src
> Brian Somers <brian@Awfulhak.org> wrote:
> > I'd like to add the following to /etc/weekly. Does anyone have any
> > objections ? The down-side is that people who install the ports
> > collection but don't update their system very frequently suffer the
> > wasted processing time. An alternative might be to maintain a touch
> > file (/var/db/pkg_version_check ?) and compare it's time against
> > /usr/ports/INDEX. If the touch file is older (or doesn't exist),
> > touch it and do the check.
> > Comments ?
> Is the INDEX always supposed to be up to date? Actually often it isn't
> updated for weeks, if not months, and people who regularly update their
> trees will have newer packages installed than these in the INDEX. What
> if one has updated his/her INDEX locally only? I think this is
The report ignores when the INDEX has an older version than the one
I wouldn't imagine that anyone would want to update the INDEX file
and not be interested in knowing when their ports are out of date -
after all, it's a once-per-week thing.
Another alternative is to make it switchable. I did this for the
periodic scripts in FreeBSD (there's an /etc/periodic.conf), but it
means a lot of mucking about and may be overkill.
Brian <brian@Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !