pkg_create error help

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat May 24 15:17:31 PDT 2003

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 09:39:03AM -0500, Jim Flowers wrote:
> I run a number of FreeBSD 4.X servers going back to 4.4.  When I download a 
> port that wasn't included in the release, it makes and make installs OK until 
> I get the error below.  Then I rm -r /var/db/pkg/portname to get rid of the 
> partial record (else it causes reporting problems) and the port works fine.
> Is there anything I can do to get around this without updating the OS (these 
> are production servers)?  Looks like it is just a wrong parameter or a 
> missing set of quotes wherever pkg_create is called from 
> (/usr/ports/Mk/

It's likely to do with a command-line option to pkg_create that is not
present on FreeBSD 4.4.  You'd have to either try updating the
pkg_tools to newer code or hack to not use the newer option.

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