Subject: Re: pkg_info selecting file in local dir over installed
To: David <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/11/2003 12:40:33
On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, David wrote:

: 	If you have a package installed, plus a matching file in the
: 	current directory pkg_info will pick the current directory
: 	over the version installed.
: 	Is this the desired behaviour? I can understand if the full
: 	filename is given (eg: 'pkg_info gcc3-3.3nb1.tgz') but should
: 	'pkg_info gcc3' pick the gcc3-3.3nb1.tgz in the current directory
: 	over an installed version?

It also so happens that if PKG_PATH is set, pkg_info will prefer that too.

This is really annoying -- shouldn't pkg_info be defaulting to the local
database, and *require* an option to indicate that info of a package tarball
is desired instead?

-- Todd Vierling <>