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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 11:28:41AM +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 some people have trouble installing a new pkg_install from
pkgsrc (because it depends on cwrappers, which depends on pkg_install)
- the easiest way to get a new pkg_install from pkgsrc is this:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install
make USE_CWRAPPERS=no install

That will build pkg_install without cwrappers.

I suggest replacing /usr/sbin/pkg_* with /usr/pkg/sbin/pkg_* after
this succeeds to avoid further problems.

I also found out that pbulk.conf includes the path to the database, so
please update that as well (pkgdb variable).


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