pkgsrc bootstrap?

Adrian Nida nida at
Fri Jul 8 07:12:03 PDT 2005

Yiorgos Adamopoulos wrote:

I did the following:

# ./bootstrap --pkgdbdir /var/db/pkgsrc
# ls -ld /var/db/pkg/screen*
drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel  512 Jul  8 11:49 /var/db/pkg/screen-4.0.2nb1
If what I'm understanding is correct, you wanted your pkgdbdir to end up 
in /var/db/pkgsrc.  Instead it ended up in /var/db/pkg.  I remember at 
one time having to put an '=' between the pkgdbdir and the destination 
folder, to make the command work.  Then, it magically changed to not 
needing an '='.

It might seem weird, but try the command again like this:

. /bootstrap --pkgdbdir=/var/db/pkgsrc

To see if this '=' requirement has changed back.  If this works, let me 
know so I can update the wiki.

Thanks and Good luck,


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