Subject: Re: pkg_info selecting file in local dir over installed
To: David <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>