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Old 02-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Installer differences

I am presuming there is no difference between using "pkgtool" and "installpkg" when installing an alien piece of software but I am asking in case there is, as I usually us pkgtool?
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pkgtool calls installpkg to install the actual package, consider it a front end.
Old 02-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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curiousss.. i always thought it primarily invoked upgradepkg with --install-pkg clp. so of i run pkgtool under a dir which i have certain packages installed it would install 2 instances of a pkg say if diff named ( as in versions maybe )?

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:40 AM   #4
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Jut have a look to /sbin/pkgtool to check by yourself that it runs installpkg, not upgradepkg. To quickly confirm that:
bash-4.2$ egrep '(installpkg|upgradepkg)' /sbin/pkgtool
   installpkg -root $TARGET_DIR -infobox -tagfile $TMP/tagfile $PACKAGE_FILENAME
   installpkg -root $TARGET_DIR -menu -tagfile $TMP/tagfile $PACKAGE_FILENAME
   installpkg -root $TARGET_DIR -menu -ask -tagfile $TMP/tagfile $PACKAGE_FILENAME


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