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Re: pkgsrc-2013Q2 randomly not creating packages for me. What can be wrong?

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 08:28:49 +0900, Greg Troxel <> 

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 02:26:13PM +0200, Richard Palo wrote:
For info, I am experiencing this as well on current, for me it is
gcc48 and gcc48-libs (that I've noticed so far).

Could this be related to this change?

Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   obache
Date:           Thu May 23 13:18:56 UTC 2013

Modified Files:

Log Message:
prevent to generate binary package in ${PACKAGES} from the side effect of
`install' with USE_DESTDIR=yes.
This changes prevent to unwanted overwite of existing binary packages with
test installation (`stage-install', `replace' & `undo-replace', and so on).

To do both `install' and `package', you can still use `package-install' target,
same as USE_DESTDIR=no.

Have we resolved this?  "replace" with USE_DESTDIR=yes (default) used to
reliably generate packages.  While one can argue that packages shouldn't
be generated by default, it's a regression to change replace without
adding a package-replace target that guarantees both a binary package
and replace.  At least from the viewpoint that having binary packages
arund is good, which I think is > 50% of replace users, perhaps 90%.

binary packages is useful to replace installed package,
but not required anymore after the replace.

Yes, it is nice idea to create `package-replace' target.
Moreover, it may be desired, knob of create binary package on all occasions
(install, replace, update, installed as dependency,...).

OBATA Akio /

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