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Re: pkg/48110 (PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by pkgsrc make)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48110; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48110 (PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by
 pkgsrc make)
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:17:02 +0000

 Not sent to gnats.
 From: Aleksej Saushev <>
 Subject: Re: pkg/48110 (PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by pkgsrc
 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:25:57 +0400
 Alistair Crooks <> writes:
 > On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 03:47:05PM +0000, wrote:
 >> Synopsis: PKG_DBDIR in /etc/pkg_install.conf is ignored by pkgsrc make
 >> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
 >> State-Changed-By:
 >> State-Changed-When: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:47:05 +0000
 >> State-Changed-Why:
 >> Not a bug. It is done so by design.
 > Perhaps you could give the rationale for this please, to help out us mere 
 > mortals?
 If we're going to discuss it, I consider it a bug to expose PKG_DBDIR in 
 While one can construct cases when this setting might be helpful, they are 
extremely rare.
 In such cases that are on surface corresponding tasks can be solved by simpler 
 in other words, this setting is going to mislead users faster than help them 
in any way.
 And in such really strange case like the actual need to move pkgdbdir to 
another place
 after bootstrap, it is unlikely that one actually needs or wants pkgsrc 
 to deviate from bootstrap settings.

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