Subject: package db on MacOS 10.3
To: None <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/10/2005 08:48:10
I wanted to play with some newer packages on my powerbook, so I set up a 
second pkgsrc tree with sources about 6 months more recent than my 
previous one (current as of yesterday), and did a fresh bootstrap and 
everything, then started building packages with 'make package'.  Much to 
my surprise, after a successful build, pkg_info wasn't showing the newly 
compiled packages as installed!  I was able to succesfully pkg_add them, 

A little more investigation showed that when doing the 'make package', 
the registration info is put in /var/db, while pkg_info and pkg_add put 
things in the --pkgdbdir I configured at bootstrap.

Am I forgetting to do something here?  This seems like a problematic 
situation... things should be consistent.  Suggestions?