pkg_add fixing dependencies

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at
Tue Jul 15 15:31:18 UTC 2008

On Jul 15, 2008, at 7:37 AM, Sergey Matveychuk wrote:

> Anders Nore wrote:
>> So my question is, shouldn't "pkg_add -r zip" check installed  
>> packages for dependencies and make a correct +REQUIRED_BY file for  
>> zip? I know that portupgrade and portmaster does this.
> As I understand, adding and upgrading should be separate processes.

Yes. However, pkg_add (as it stands) in master mode calls pkg_info  
which then evaluates whether or not to upgrade a given package.

> When you add a package, you should check if an old version of the  
> package or conflicting packages exist and install package otherwise.


> There are some unclean cases there. E.g. packages with different  
> PREFIXes, etc.

Indeed, unless you have separate databases for each package (which is  
easy to do with a separate copy of /var/db/pkg, but it looks like  
pkg_add currently lacks that functionality).

I'll see about writing up that enhancement...


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