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

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42607; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Louis Guillaume <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42607 (pkg_add hangs in ftp when there are dependencies 
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:36:37 -0500

 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-By:
 > State-Changed-When: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:07:15 +0000
 > State-Changed-Why:
 > 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 
 So thank you very, very much for fixing this.

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