Subject: Re: pkgsrc not working
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter I. Hansen <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2003 12:25:47
On 2 Sep 2003 17:27:24 -0700
> Hello all,
> I recently installed NetBSD 1.6.1 on a box, and I did a pkgsrc CVS
> sync. When I go to install anything from pkgsrc, it bails, with a
> build error in pkgtools/pkg_install. I don't have a copy of the
> error message, but I'm hoping that this is a common problem and
> that someone who knows a bit more than I do about pkgsrc could
> elaborate on the cause.
> Joseph Dunn
I have the same problem. The error is (when building something):
===> Your package tools need to be updated to 2003/09/07 versions.
===> The installed package tools were last updated on 2003/08/24.
===> To fix this, use the following command:
===> cd /usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install && make install
*** Error code 1
Then I try to install the new pkg_install, but this gives the error
bash-2.05b# cd /usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install && make install
===> *** No /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/pkg-vulnerabilities file found,
===> *** skipping vulnerability checks. To fix, install
===> *** the pkgsrc/security/audit-packages package and run
===> *** '/usr/pkg/sbin/download-vulnerability-list'.
Then I tried to install audit-packages, but this brings me back to the
So now the pkgsrc is caught in this circle of errors and no packages can
We have to hope that somebody knows what to do.