Subject: Re: two questions: upgrading meta packages, pkg database
To: Rainer J.H. Brandt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
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 Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>