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Re: pkg/42518: file-check sometimes does not work and displays ALL files under /usr/pkg als not in the PLIST

Bernd Ernesti <> writes:

>       From time to time the file-check fails:
> ===> Installing for tex-moreverb-2.3
> => Becoming ``root'' to make su-install-all (/usr/pkg/bin/sudo)
> => Generating pre-install file lists
> => Running PRE-INSTALL script actions

From this I conclude that you're not using staged installation (aka "destdir"),
therefore file checks won't work reliably. It always was so.
Perhaps this should be documented clearly.
It relies on time stamps, thus it breaks when package installs files
with pax(1) or tar(1) rather than install(1).


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