Problem with pkg

Chris H bsd-lists at
Mon Feb 27 19:28:40 UTC 2017

On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:02:23 +0000 (UTC) Filippo Moretti
<filippomore at> wrote

> After a blackout caused by my wife I only get a few pkg shown with the
> command pkg info while they should be hundreds.I also get this error message
> when trying to install packages by pkg installpkg: Repository FreeBSD load
> error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-FreeBSD.sqlite) failed: No such file
> or directory(I do have a file name local.sqlite)Is there a way to recover the
> pkg database or should I reinstall the OS.Filippo 
perodic(8) creates them for you. As a rule, you should be able
to find a suitable backup copy in
in the form of pkgdb.bak.tbz*

Hope this helps!


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