ports/129749: Upgrading of packages

hyperion grfgguvf at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 03:50:02 UTC 2008

>Number:         129749
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       Upgrading of packages
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Dec 19 03:50:01 UTC 2008
>Originator:     "hyperion"
>Release:        7.1-RC1
There should be a way in the base system to upgrade packages. pkg_add refuses to replace an installed package with a newer version. With the -fF option (the need to use -f with -F is undocumented), I end up with both the old and the new version installed. Portmanager and portmaster don't seem to support use of binary packages. Portupgrade doesn't understand PACKAGESITE which pkg_add does (it thinks : separates directories, so specifying an ftp:// site is impossible).

The other BSDs have an -u option of pkg_add which could be considered. The need to manually set a PACKAGESITE should be eliminated.



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