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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

On 02/12/2020 23:41, Thomas Klausner wrote:
On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 03:07:55PM -0800, Paul Goyette wrote:
This is just getting too complicated.  Too many manual steps, and too
many changes to too many long-established procedures.

Yeah, I'm sorry that you spent too much time on this.

Actually, the easiest way is to just:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install
make USE_CWRAPPERS=no install
install -c /usr/pkg/sbin/pkg_* /usr/sbin

Err. This works great until the next system update. At which point the system pkg_* binaries will be re-instated and break everything. Unless you are going to ensure that /usr/sbin/pkg_* are going to be updated not just in current but also in the 9, 8 and 7 release branches which are all still supported.

Any solution that overwrites core binaries with a binary from pkgsrc won't survive an OS upgrade.

As others have said this is starting to look like the consequences of the change have not been thought through.


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