Is NO_PKG_REGISTER still supposed to work?
matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Feb 7 08:56:55 UTC 2015
On 2015/02/07 01:31, Kimmo Paasiala wrote:
> From bsd.port.mk:
> # NO_PKG_REGISTER
> # - Don't register a port installation as a package.
> However, testing this with a port results in the port installation
> performing the staging part only and the final installation from the
> stage directory on to the system being skipped when NO_PKG_REGISTER is
> set. Is this still supposed to work?
I doubt it. pkg(8) doesn't have the capability to install a package
without updating the package database. Plus why would you even want to
do that nowadays? As I recall NO_PKG_REGISTER was a work-around for not
having staging or tools like poudriere where you can build a package
without scribbling on your live system.
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