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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

On Wed, 2 Dec 2020 11:28:41 +0100
Thomas Klausner <> wrote:

> The new default for the pkgsrc database (which contains information
> about all installed packages) in pkgsrc-HEAD has changed from
> /var/db/pkg to ${PREFIX}/pkgdb (so usually /usr/pkg/pkgdb).

Since this is about changing a default, it should be mentioned in the
heads-up how to stay on the old path if migration is currently not
convenient. To do this one can add PKG_DBDIR=/var/db/pkg to mk.conf
before the new pkg_install is built.


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