pkg: /var/cache/pkg and pkg upgrade, how does this work ?

Kurt Jaeger lists at opsec.eu
Sun Nov 30 15:23:05 UTC 2014


Hi!

> > I have a host with a up2date /var/cache/pkg/ and a jail with a
> > not so up2date pkg collection.
> > 
> > Now I want to mount /var/cache/pkg into the jail at the same
> > location and hope that I do not have to re-fetch all the files.
> > 
> > Testing this, the problem is: The packages installed in the jail
> > are deemed up2date by pkg and they are *not* updated at all ?
> > 
> > How can I update a jail with the pkg cache from 'above' and avoid
> > fetching packages all over again ?

> In case your repo is defined this way on your host
> 
> Repositories:
>   $reponame: {
> ...

Yes, exactly.

> copy also the $reponame.meta and repo-$reponame.sqlite from
> /var/db/pkg to the jail.
> Additional set "REPO_AUTOUPDATE = false" in the pkg.conf from the jail.
> 
> Now the jail has all references for the packages and the update should work.

I have to test this in more detail.

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