Subject: pkg_add woes
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/1998 02:51:54
I've observed some ... interesting problems with pkg_add(8):
* If any component of /usr/pkg (or the path it tries to install in) is
a symlink, it just silently fails to do anything -- even though
/usr/pkg (or the appropriate path) exists.
* If any component of /var/db/pkg (or $PKG_DBDIR) is a symlink, it
installs the pkg but fails to register it -- even though
/var/db/pkg (or $PKG_DBDIR) exists.
These problems are both fairly user-hostile, especially the former.