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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 07:29:05PM +0300, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 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).
> This seems to be broken with current (with the new pkg_install)
> vs. building from source from pkgsrc-quarterly
> The new tools use the new location by default, but the quarterly
> branch uses PKG_DBDIR?=/var/db/pkg, so when you build packages the
> build process looks (and writes) to the wrong place.  So you need 
> PKG_DBDIR=/usr/pkg/pkgdb in mk.conf

That is the best solution, yes.

(The problem is that pkg_install and pkgsrc/mk need to be changed at
the same time, which is why this change is so difficult in the first

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