Subject: Re: two questions: upgrading meta packages, pkg database
To: Rainer J.H. Brandt <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/20/2001 18:48:03
On Sun, 20 May 2001, Rainer J.H. Brandt wrote:
> <orcrist:/home/rjhb,100# pkg_add gnome
>   ... lots of output, everything successful ...
> <orcrist:/home/rjhb,101# pkg_info gnome
> pkg_info: can't find package `gnome' installed or in a file!
> indicates a bug?  or may at least cause confusion?

This problem is not related to the upgrading you asked. 
Try latest pkg_* tools from netbsd-1-5 or -current sources. 

> Yes, I was aware of that.  But that checks the files' contents, and does not
> look at ownerships and permissions, does it?


> And if a file's contents is supposed to change over time, and does change, is
> that an error that pkg_admin should complain about?

We usually don't have such files in the PLIST. 

> Before posting, I had read 1, 2, 3, and parts of 4.
> I believe the documents do not contain answers to my questions.

Feel free to send patches to improve documentation! :)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>