Have binary release, but also a few Qs

Greg Lewis glewis at misty.eyesbeyond.com
Mon Aug 25 21:32:54 PDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 09:54:55PM -0500, D J Hawkey Jr wrote:
> I'll bet I'm the first on my block with these!

Depends where you live :-).

> I do have a few questions, though. +CONTENTS lists the following as
> dependancies, and I want to know if:
>     XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_5: I have XF86 4.2; is 4.3 really required?
>     libiconv-1.9.1_1: Will 1.8_2 suffice?
>     gettext-0.11.5_1: Will 0.10.35_1 suffice?

What you have should be fine.  These dependencies were generated based on
the packages installed on the machine the release was built on.
Unfortunately (or fortunately from my point of view :) said machine is
pretty much always up to date with the latest and greatest, hence the
quite recent version dependencies.

> I don't mind doctoring up +CONTENTS to allow the ports I already have, if
> I know they'll work. This is an aged and EOL'd system, and I'm getting
> leery of updating installed ports, for fear of breakage.

You shouldn't need to doctor +CONTENTS, just use the -f flag to pkg_add.

> I'm running 4.5-REL-p24.10 (the ".10" are SAs I've applied since 4.5 was
> EOL'd). Will these packages run under FreeBSD 4.5?

They should do, yes.

> And finally, how to install these? Just run 'pkg_add diablo-jre-'
> and 'pkg_add diablo-jdk-', like any other package?

Yep.  Probably pkg_add -f, to avoid version dependency issues.

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