Subject: Re: pkg/23719: pkg_install package can't be created
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/12/2003 15:11:08
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 10:44:17AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 wrote:
> > 	It is not possible to create a binary package of pkg_install.
> > 	It would be really nice to have this so upgrading pkg_install
> > 	doesn't request downloading pkgsrc, but could be done with
> > 	a "pkg_add -u".
> Definitely. This should be fixed. On my systems I have to have a custom
> pkg_install in pkgsrc. I get rid of the NO_PKG_REGISTER and the
> NO_PACKAGE. And I just keep the PKG_PRESERVE.
> PKG_PRESERVE is good enough. It was implemented to get rid of those other
> restrictions. The NO_PKG_REGISTER and NO_PACKAGE should be removed.

	well, then unless someone has some reason to keep those, I'm going to
commit that change.

> (My other problem is lack of db related functionality with pkg_install
> tools.)
	eh? could you be talking about the same reason that I don't get a