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Re: pkg/48110 (PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by pkgsrc make)

Alistair Crooks <> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 03:47:05PM +0000, wrote:
>> Synopsis: PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by pkgsrc make
>> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
>> State-Changed-By:
>> State-Changed-When: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:47:05 +0000
>> State-Changed-Why:
>> Not a bug. It is done so by design.
> Perhaps you could give the rationale for this please, to help out us mere 
> mortals?

If we're going to discuss it, I consider it a bug to expose PKG_DBDIR in 

While one can construct cases when this setting might be helpful, they are 
extremely rare.
In such cases that are on surface corresponding tasks can be solved by simpler 
in other words, this setting is going to mislead users faster than help them in 
any way.
And in such really strange case like the actual need to move pkgdbdir to 
another place
after bootstrap, it is unlikely that one actually needs or wants pkgsrc 
to deviate from bootstrap settings.


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