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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 <louis%zabrico.com@localhost>
Cc: dholland%NetBSD.org@localhost, pkg-manager%NetBSD.org@localhost,
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, dholland%NetBSD.org@localhost wrote:
> Synopsis: pkg_add hangs in ftp when there are dependencies (multiple
> State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
> State-Changed-By: dholland%NetBSD.org@localhost
> 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
So thank you very, very much for fixing this.
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