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Re: pkgin error (possible workaround)

Lars-Johan Liman <> writes:

> I've found that the x86_64 and amd64 directories seem to be out of sync
> on In short, pkg_summary seems to be updated in x86_64
> but not in amd64. For me the following simple workaround worked:

Thanks for the specific report.

> I modified the repository pointer in
> /usr/pkg/etc/pkgin/repositories.conf
> from:
> to:

amd64 is the name of the port, which is about specific hardware aas well
as the instruction set, and packages are generally shared among all
ports with the same instruction set and ABI.   So arguably x86_64 is
preferred anyway -- even if x86_64 appears only on the amd64 port!

For your info, on, in /pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD, doing
ls -l (and skipping the other lines) one gets:

  lrwxrwxr-x   1 joerg     netbsd     6 May 28  2008 amd64 -> x86_64
  drwxrwxr-x  16 pkgmastr  netbsd  1024 May 15 02:57 x86_64

I can confirm the bad behavior.  Fetching


I get the following: (.1 is 2nd fetch):

  -rw-r--r--  1 gdt  users    3270343 May 17 16:03 pkg_summary.bz2
  -rw-r--r--  1 gdt  users    3258465 May 21 10:54 pkg_summary.bz2.1

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