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Re: pkg/42607 (pkg_add hangs in ftp when there are dependencies (multiple packages))

On 1/23/10 3:07 PM, wrote:
Synopsis: pkg_add hangs in ftp when there are dependencies (multiple packages)

State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
State-Changed-When: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:07:15 +0000
Did Joerg's commit fix the problem?

I've only been able to test on NetBSD so far; and it appears to work.

However the change is only present in the pkgsrc distribution. It works with pkgsrc-2009Q4 as well. But this has not been committed to netbsd-current (as of 2 weeks ago) nor to netbsd-5. These latter ones are probably more important.

A new install of NetBSD should be able to install binary packages by setting PKG_PATH and just letting it rip. A further obstacle here is that the user must use /usr/pkg/sbin/pkg_add rather than just "pkg_add" and that could be confusing, especially as the default PATH has the /usr/sbin before /usr/pkg/sbin.

If we can get these pullups I think it's good! In fact it's great.

I don't understand why there was little or no noise about this one. Do most people not use pkg_add over FTP for binary packages??

For me this was a very painful bug and also embarrassing when my attempts to show new [potential] pkgsrc users how great it is miserably fail!

So thank you very, very much for fixing this.


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