pkg_* [was: Problems creating port, pkg_info?]

James O'Gorman james at
Sun Jul 16 14:01:42 UTC 2006

mal content wrote:
> What, in the environment, could possibly cause the ports
> system to suddenly start believing that the pkg tools (pkg_info,
> pkg_version etc) reside in /usr/local/sbin, as opposed to the
> standard /usr/sbin?
> Nothing in my environment, or PATH has changed so why did
> it work perfectly for 18 months and then suddenly break?
> Anyway, I need to get this machine up and working properly,
> so I'm giving serious consideration to just deleting /usr/local,
> /usr/ports and the stuff in /var and starting from a blank
> canvas.

What have you got in /etc/make.conf? is what sets the
make(1) macros for pkg_create, etc. (See /usr/ports/Mk/ lines
2150-2165). Also, when did you last update your ports tree?


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