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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

    Date:        Mon, 7 Dec 2020 11:38:14 +0100
    From:        Thomas Klausner <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | > 2) requires a more recent pkg_install than the one from NetBSD 9.1
  | That is correct. If you are on any currently supported release you
  | will have to manually update pkg_install first before using pkgsrc.

Actually, no, that shouldn't be needed - something needs to manually be
done, but it doesn't need to be that one, (it is non trivial).

Either symlinking the old pgkdb to the new one, or adding
(or whevever it will be placed) in /etc/pkg_install.conf (which probably
doesn't exist, so that one line will be all it contains .. the line should
be at the left margin - might not be required, but works if it is).

Either of those is much easier than replacing the old pkg_install just
for this change.  After doing either (on NetBSD) the system pkg_install
set of tools will all work just fine with the relocated pkg database.


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