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pkg_info -E unknown error with official release and latest pkgsrc
No pkgsrc on a official release of NetBSD 4.0.
I downloaded pkgsrc.tar.bz2 (pub/NetBSD/packages/current I think). I
asssume that is pkgsrc HEAD but no indication of that at download site.
I didn't want all, but it died with error about pkg_info not having -E
I ran "make" again.
And it started building digest and dependencies for the X11 package above.
It looks like it installed pkg_install-20080313 (which has -E) but was
still running old pkg_* tools. Next time I ran it, it used correct pkg_*
How can we improve this?
A new user to NetBSD and to pkgsrc should not get errors like this the
very first time used.
Also a new user would be confused because "man pkg_info" also wouldn't
show the -E switch. How can we improve that?
And pkg_info in default path would not have -E.
What can we do to have one pkg_install installation?
1) NetBSD provides pkg_install under /usr/pkg in the base set.
(And maybe include the /var/db/pkg/ details for that too.)
The negative to that is that pkgsrc users can no longer remove /usr/pkg
without losing that.
2) pkgsrc overwrite pkg_* under /usr/ (not /usr/pkg). That was behaviour
that was removed.
3) use mailwrapper(8) for pkg_* tools but that doesn't help with manual
Jeremy C. Reed
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