@conflicts and other package questions

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 28 11:03:09 PST 2004

I was trying to add a package created on my -STABLE
system to a 4.8-RELEASE system ... what I got was:

pkg_add: read_plist: bad command '@conflicts gettext-0.12.1*'

(even using -f)  Is there a way around this? I know
that I do not have gettext-0.12.1 installed.

My thought was to unpack the package, remove the lines
that mention @conflicts and repackage it.  I thought
it was just a normal tgz file, but there must be some
extra-special mojo involved.  Here is what I got:

tar: +CONTENTS: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
pkg_add: tar extract of /usr/home/lee/all/foo.tgz failed!
pkg_add: unable to extract table of contents file from 
'/usr/home/lee/all/foo.tgz' - no
t a package?

The +CONTENTS file is the one I modified... it is there.

Any hints?

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