mueller6722 at twc.com
Mon Jun 19 00:04:48 UTC 2017
Looking through the man page for pkg, I see there is still an entry for convert ("pkg help convert" or "man pkg-convert").
pkg convert is used to convert from/to pkg(8) local database to legacy
pkg_install tools format.
The following options are supported by pkg convert:
-d pkg_dbdir, --pkg-dbdir pkg_dbdir
The location of the pkg_add(1) dbdir. Defaults to /var/db/pkg.
Dry-run mode. Do not actually convert anything. Just show what
would be done.
What is this? Looks obsolete to me, I thought the legacy pkg_install tools format was long gone with no going back.
I tried this with -n (dry-run) just for curiosity, and naturally it didn't work:
pkg: Unable to open plist file: /var/db/pkg/texlive-texmf-20150523_3/+CONTENTS
Skipping invalid package: /var/db/pkg/texlive-texmf-20150523_3
and many more like that.
If this legacy functionality is long gone, why is it still in the man page or "pkg help convert"?
I saw it as recently as 11.1-PRERELEASE.
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