xorg-clients conflicts with xterm (patch)
freebsd-stable at auscert.org.au
Tue Nov 22 16:11:52 PST 2005
> Joel Hatton wrote:
> > What was the rationale behind changing this behaviour for 206_1?
> That xterm should install as xterm and not xterm-static.
This is certainly sensible, however it appears that the onus has now been
put on the maintainer of xorg-clients to change its installation process
to accommodate xterm. This hasn't happened yet (after cvsup this morning),
which means that xterm remains incompatible with the current xorg-clients
version and thus will fail during every portupgrade -a until then, unless
I make xterm a held package.
According to UPDATING, upgrading "xorg-clients to 6.8.2_1 or newer" is ok,
but this is not the case:
# pkg_info -I xorg-clients\*
xorg-clients-6.8.2_1 X client programs and related files from X.Org
# portupgrade -p xterm
---> Installing the new version via the port
===> Installing for xterm-206_1
===> xterm-206_1 conflicts with installed package(s):
They install files into the same place.
Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
Couldn't this transition have been better managed?
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