pkgng and the old pkg_* programs

mbsd mbsd at
Mon Oct 22 10:58:01 UTC 2012

I have tried it. There's my report ;)

Without pkg_*, pkg2ng doesn't work.
pkg info shows only himself (pkg-1.0.1). And I have no idea how to
register all this stuff which I have already into pkgng database.

New [re]installations from ports and directly from pkg work fine.

So for new installation it seems to be fine, for old you have to run
pkg2ng before you will remove pkg_* binaries.

On Sun, 2012-10-21 at 18:36 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 21/10/2012 18:10, Arthur Chance wrote:
> > Now that portmaster officially supports pkgng I've converted to using
> > it. Is there any reason to keep the old pkg_* programs around, or can I
> > delete them and add WITHOUT_PKGTOOLS to my /etc/src.conf? I'm running
> > RELEASE-9.0 on amd64 and will update to REL-9.1 as soon as it arrives if
> > that matters.
> There is no particularly good reason to keep pkg_tools around once
> you've made the switch to pkgng.  pkgng should provide replacements for
> all the pkg_tool functionality and slot into its place quite smoothly.
> However, I'm not sure that there's been adequate testing on a
> pkg_tools-free setup, so it is not entirely outside the bounds of
> possibility that you might run into some odd problems.  If you do,
> please report what happens, as that's definitely a bug that needs fixing.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

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