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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

On Mon, Dec 07, 2020 at 06:53:57PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
>     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
> 	PKG_DBDIR=/usr/pkg/pkgdb
> (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.

While that is true, pkgsrc will insist on using pkg_install 20200828
or newer, so if you want to build packages from source, you'll still
have to update your installed pkg_install.

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