Can someone help me fix ?

Damian Vicino sdavtaker at
Mon Jan 28 19:15:30 PST 2008

I installed the pkgsrc following step by step the howto, i used the cvs 
way, it is not so easy like howto says, actually follow strictly the 
steps gives Error.
I find this is one of those basic howtos that every new user gets, so it 
is important to give a easy way to get through.

The problem is

. /bootstrap --pkgdbdir /var/db/pkg --prefix /usr/pkg

fails, becouse there is already another mk file and bmake cant overwrite it. (first error, after solve this one there is bmake, pax, pkg_install, same behavior...)

I found this googling:

   # build new version
   cd /usr/pkgsrc/devel/bmake
   # make pkgsrc forget about the bmake pkg
   rm -r /var/db/pkg/bmake*
   # install new version
   /usr/pkg/bin/bmake install
   # restore "not for deletion" state
   cd /var/db/pkg/bmake*
   date > +PRESERVE
   It should work in most cases, I think.


Using that idea, i removed the mk, bmake, pax, pkg_install directories 
from db, and rerun the bootstrap (several times, i was removing files 
while each error was asking for it).
I dont know if thats the right way to proceed, but it actually works.
Do you think i should add these extra steps to the howto? or someone 
know how to do it right from the begining? or can we make the bootstrap 
do all the work changing some code and the howto is ok?

Damian Vicino

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