Updating an installed package with pkgsrc

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Say you have just been notified that dummy-5.1 is now available as dummy-5.2 so you want to update it.

cd /usr/pkgsrc/*/dummy

Run a make update:

make update
===> Deinstalling for dummy-5.1
=> Becoming ``root to make su-deinstall (/usr/bin/su)
=> Dropping ``root privileges.
[...]
WARNING: Package version dummy-5.1 in /usr/pkgsrc/*/dummy/work
WARNING: Current version dummy-5.2 in */dummy
WARNING: Cleaning and rebuilding dummy-5.2
=> Registering installation for dummy-5.2                                                                                                               
===> Cleaning for dummy-5.2

Package dummy has now been upgraded from 5.1 to 5.2

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