Re: pkg alias commands missing after upgrading to 1.17.5

From: Mel Pilgrim <>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 13:36:55 UTC
On 2021-12-03 5:25, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2021 at 05:11:06AM -0800, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
>> On 2021-12-03 2:56, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Dec 03, 2021 at 02:28:58AM -0800, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
>>>> With pkg-1.17.5:
>>>> # pkg alias
>>>> ALIAS                ARGUMENTS
>>>> # pkg leaf
>>>> pkg: unknown command: leaf
>>>> For more information on available commands and options see 'pkg help'.
>>> I don't know what happened in your case, but I cannot reproduce.
>> Do you have any diagnostic steps I can do to figure out what happened?
>> I fetched a fresh copy of pkg-1.17.5~d6f9535722.pkg from the public repo and
>> installed it using pkg-static, but that didn't fix the problem.
>> I can at least confirm this only happens on one particular system.  I have
>> 15 systems all using the same private pkg repo, and only one has this
>> problem.
> it means on the system with this issue, someone touched /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf
> The aliases are set there, the original file is stored at the following place:
> /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf.sample

Ya I found that about 10 seconds after sending my last email.  But it 
raises another question:

The non-default pkg.conf had been on the system since August 2021, but 
alias commands like pkg leaf worked on 1.17.4.  Why does 1.17.5 require 
pkg.conf define the aliases?