So we have set up a fancy IPS repo, but now we need to get packages into
and out of it. We could either copy all the packages or only some of
them. In either case, the source and destination URIs may be any
# pkgrecv -s https://pkg.omniosce.org/r151022/core/ -d file:///repo/myomnios/ 'pkg:/*'
What we have done above is tell
pkgrecv to suck down all the packages
from pkg.omniti.com/omnios/release and push them into a local file-based
pkg:/ at the end is just saying get everything.
You could just put in a pattern to match if you wanted specific packages.
pkgrecv -s https://pkg.omniosce.org/r151022/core/ -d file:///repo/myomnios/ pkg:/terminal/screen pkg:/shell/zsh
Specify as many pkg: FMRIs as needed (you can use shell-style globbing as in the wholesale example above.)
To pull down an individual package for editing, do something similar to the following example. You may want to make a metadata change, such as fixing a missing dependency, correcting a typo in the summary, or changing the publisher name. The gist is that you pull down a copy of the package to your local filesystem, make your changes, then publish an updated package back to the original repo or maybe to a different repo.
Changing package metadata in this way will result in a new package with a different timestamp from the source package.
Make a working directory somewhere:
$ mkdir /home/me/custom
Pull down a copy of the package to this directory. Using
--raw gets us the package metadata as well as the content, and treats the destination as a plain directory and not a repository
$ pkgrecv -s file:///repo/myomnios -d /home/me/custom --raw pkg:/system/pciutils/pci.ids
In your specified directory you’ll end up with a subdirectory structure of package-name/version-string, e.g
Optionally make metadata changes. In the version directory there is a file,
manifest. Make any necessary changes in this file.
Use pkgsend to publish the package to a repo:
$ cd system%2Fpciutils%2Fpci.ids/2.2.20120906%2C5.11-0.151002%3A20120907T175614Z $ export PKG_TRANS_ID=$(pkgsend -s file:///repo/myomnios open -n firstname.lastname@example.org,5.11-0.151002) $ pkgsend -s file:///repo/myomnios include manifest $ pkgsend -s file:///repo/myomnios close PUBLISHED pkg://email@example.com,5.11-0.151002:20120907T180039Z
Note that when opening a new repo transaction, the environment variable
PKG_TRANS_ID gets set by capturing the output of the
operation, which returns a unique identifier for that transaction.
PKG_TRANS_ID must be set for the subsequent actions to succeed.
Notice as well that I didn’t include the timestamp portion of the existing package’s FMRI. It’s not needed; as you can see, the updated package gets a new timestamp that corresponds to the publication date.