@conflicts and other package questions

Lee Harr missive at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 28 18:04:58 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.
>Install sysutils/pkg_install-devel and use /usr/local/sbin/pkg_add,
>or install sysutils/pkg_install-devel with `make PREFIX=/usr install'
>to update your base systems package tools.

Ok, thanks. That is handy.

I just realized (duh?) that I can just unpack the package in to
/usr/local and not even worry about registering the package
(in this particular case).

Thanks for your help.

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