Net-SNMP conflict

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Tue May 20 18:12:53 UTC 2014

On 20/05/2014 18:34, Richard Kuhns wrote:
> So doesn't that mean that the net-snmp port is doing things wrong? If
> pkg *isn't* installed it's pretty safe to say that net-snmpd is not
> going to be able to use pkg(8) to extract the the list of installed
> packages even after listing it as a dependency & therefore installing
> it, right?
> Just trying to get clear on what's going on...

Yes.  net-snmpd assumes you're using pkg(8).  If you're going to stick
with old pkg_tools, then you're also going to have to stick with old

Of you could just, you know, step into the modern age, become one with
the zeitgeist and switch to pkgng.  Don't dither too long though --
you've only got until September before the question becomes academic, as
that's when pkg_tools is being EoL'd.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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