pkg(8) doesn't work properly in chroot anymore

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Feb 4 16:08:19 UTC 2016

On 02/04/16 15:46, Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
> I have several jails and in one of them pkg doesn't seem
> to function properly anymore
>> root at clio:~ # pkg -c /jails/sa/ info
>> pkg-1.6.2                      Package manager
>> root at clio:~ #
> or
>> root at clio:~ # chroot /jails/sa/ pkg info
>> pkg-1.6.2                      Package manager
>> root at clio:~ #
> This is not true. There is a spamassassin installation in that jail.

This suggests that the pkg database in /jails/sa/var/db/pkg has been
trashed.  Check in /jails/sa/var/backup to see if there is a usable
backup you might be able to revert to.

Failing that, if you know what should have been installed in that jail,
just reinstall it all and restart the jail.


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