annoying problems after upgrading to 6.2-RELEASE

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Apr 28 07:01:50 UTC 2007

Scott Bennett wrote:
>      On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 02:38:31 -0400 quoth Kris Kennaway <kris at>:
>      Please note that I posted the first two items merely to inform the
> readership of the existence of the problems.  I only hoped for assistance
> on the third problem.
>      Now, given that you are among the core ports team members, perhaps
> you would enlighten me as to which indicators pkg_add uses and which
> indicators pkg_delete uses to decide whether a particular package or port
> is already installed.  With that information in mind, I might be able to
> fix the problem by hand.  Perhaps you could also explain the rationale behind
> having them both not use the same indicators, too, so that it might not
> simply appear to me to be a glaring design error.

	Check into /var/db/pkg if you wish. All of the installed pkg data is 
kept there.
	I agree though with Kris. This email chain's a mess..

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