pkg_info confusion (and configure.kde3)
avg at icyb.net.ua
Thu Jan 15 07:08:06 PST 2009
on 15/01/2009 17:06 Wesley Shields said the following:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 03:31:32PM +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> on 15/01/2009 15:29 matt donovan said the following:
>>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 8:11 AM, Andriy Gapon <avg at icyb.net.ua
>>> <mailto:avg at icyb.net.ua>> wrote:
>>> I am reading pkg_info(1), I see that pkg_info can be executed without
>>> any options/arguments, but the man page doesn't tell what happens in
>>> this case.
>>> In practice I see that configure.kde3 executes pkg_info in the above
>>> fashion (after printing "Looking for installed modules.") and what I
>>> observe is that pkg_info is examining all package files found in
>>> /var/packages. This takes quite long, obviously:
>>> 0 61827 28318 0 8 0 5992 2892 wait S+J p5 0:00.12
>>> 0 62162 61827 0 8 0 3492 1108 wait S+J p5 0:00.00 sh
>>> -c /usr/bin/tar -xp -j -f '/var/packages/All/curl-7.18.0.tbz' '+*'
>>> I am not sure if this is default behavior of pkg_info or it is somehow
>>> affected by environment. I run portupgrade -p and also have PACKAGES set
>>> to /var/packages.
>>> Andriy Gapon
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>>> pkg_info run without args is the default way to run pkg_info it just
>>> prints out all packages/ports installed
>> Ok, but what did make it peek into the package files (as shown in ps axl
>> output above)?
> The output looks like this:
> zsh-4.3.9_4 The Z shell
> The second field comes from the +COMMENT file that lives in
Thanks, but my question was:
> sh -c /usr/bin/tar -xp -j -f '/var/packages/All/curl-7.18.0.tbz' '+*'
why this command (and such for every package in /var/packages/All) was
spawned by pkg_info?
I.e. why pkg_info looks into package .tbz files instead of examining
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