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Re: [HEADS UP] pkgsrc default database directory changed
On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 1:52 PM David Brownlee <abs%absd.org@localhost> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Dec 2020 at 11:07, Mike Pumford <mpumford%mudcovered.org.uk@localhost> wrote:
> > 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.
> Plan for an immediate workaround, and a later fix. Possibly:
> - Immediately: Update pkg_install in pkgsrc for NetBSD: if /var/db/pkg
> is present and $PREFIX/pkgdb is not, use /var/db/pkg with a warning.
> If both are present, also show a warning and pick on (probably
> - Next: Coordinate pkg_install pullups into -7 -8 & -9, possibly of
> the workaround version first
> - Eventually: Drop the workaround, though possibly keep "if both are
> present show error and stop" logic
> May need to tweak details, but something of this form
So all the corner cases and caveats that this change introduces make
it seem much more feasible to just boostrap any pkgsrc installation
even on any netbsd version from now on to avoid all the problems one
could possibly have...
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