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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed

David Holland <> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 09:37:31AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
>  > I am running into problems with this change.   I am pretty sure I can
>  > figure it out, but fixes are needed for non-experts.
>  >     :
>  >   ===> Trying to handle out-dated pkg_install...
>  >   ===> Cleaning for pkg_install-20200828
>  >   make[2]: don't know how to make package-install clean. Stop
> It used to be that pkgsrc would successfully install a new pkg_install
> from pkgsrc when the version in base was too old, without (AFAICR)
> requiring any particular manual intervention.
> Has this scheme broken in the intervening years since it was last
> necessary, or did we forget to use it and put something else in place
> that didn't quite work?

I think there are two bugs:

  misquoting of spaces so my target pair is misinterpreted

  something about not excluding dependencies of pkg_install.

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