Subject: Re: reinstalling pkgtools/pkg_install?
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/29/2005 16:13:33
On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Georg Schwarz wrote:

> pkgsrc tells me to upgrade pkgtools/pkg_install. However, when I try to
> do so I end up like this:
> ===> Deinstalling for pkg_install
> ===> Becoming root@lorenz to deinstall pkg_install.
> /sbin/su Password:
> Running
> /usr/people/schwarz/pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/work/pkg_install-2005112
> 2/delete/pkg_delete pkg_install-20050210
> Package `pkg_install-20050210' is marked as not for deletion

pkg_install is Special.  In pkgtools/pkg_install, do

$ make update

and this will do the whole process for you by deleting at the correct time.
The error message you get from pkgsrc when trying to build other packages
tells you to use "make update" specifically; it's not ambiguous.  :)

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>