Can someone help me fix ?

Chris Turner c.turner at
Tue Jan 29 00:12:33 PST 2008

Damian Vicino wrote:
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 think the problem is just above this step:

"Note. As of the 1.4 release, the pkgsrc bootstrapping has been already 
installed on the system. The next step is not necessary on systems that 
already possess the bootstrapping"

If you still want to do the bootstrap "just in case", you can do so,
but you'll need to wipe PKGDIR? and PKG_DBDIR?
(/usr/pkg and /var/db/pkg in any case)

But again, the 'Note' should probably explain things and the bootstrap 
"just in case" shouldn't be needed if you're just getting started.


- Chris

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