Subject: Re: pkg_create dumping core (NetBSD-current)
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/30/2001 10:14:28
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 02:53:06AM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> [...]
> When the core happens, pkg_create (or something) has made
> /var/db/pkg/automate-1.4  and placed an empty +CONTENTS file in there.
> Nothing else.   Fortunately, this is enough for other stuff to see
> the prerequisite as existing (which is the only reason I'd have automake
> installed in the first place) though there do get to be a number of warnings
> about unknown binary version when installing other stuff (they seem
> harmless enough).

It's been an area of concern for me, ever since the pkgdb code went in,
that there is no way to disable it.

After 1.5.1 is released, I'd like to look at using an environment
variable to disable any pkgdb updates or accesses.