Use of newest version number such as 10.0 instead of current

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri Nov 11 22:16:05 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 04:29, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:

> pkg_add -r *
> is giving error about directory not found .
> This is preventing testing and / or using efforts .

I see your perspective on this, but package support for HEAD (N-current)
is always done on a "best effort" basis, and is incredibly likely to be
broken during a new major branch release cycle no matter what. Also,
because HEAD is a rapidly moving target the preferred way to deal with
ports is to compile the ports, not to use packages at all. Or, to use
packages when they exist, but compile everything else. The PACKAGESITE
environment variable can help with that.

Your point that "it should be easier" is well taken, I think moreso for
the RCs than for HEAD. There has been some discussion about how to
update the logic for pkg_add, but I'm not sure that symlinks are going
to be the answer.



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