jeffreybouquet at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 9 18:34:29 UTC 2012
--- On Fri, 11/9/12, Chris Rees <utisoft at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Chris Rees <utisoft at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: pkgng woes
> To: "Beeblebrox" <zaphod at berentweb.com>
> Cc: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> Date: Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:18 AM
> On 9 Nov 2012 09:53, "Beeblebrox"
> <zaphod at berentweb.com>
> > Pkgng, as a concept may be great, but it's not really
> working - at least
> > me:
> > 1. pkg2ng conversion does not do a complete job and I
> have about half of
> > ports in purgatory or a quasi-installed state. The
> program runs and is
> > installed but pkgdb does not have a record for it. So
> my ports updates do
> > half-ass job.
> > 2. I am used to portmaster and I accept that
> portupgrade is "more ready"
> > be used with pkgng than portmaster. However, portmaster
> has the
> > "--check-depends" option which I would normally use to
> correct problem #1,
> > alas I see no similar function in portupgrade or pkg.
> The "portupgrade
> > and "pkg check" commands don't do the trick either.
> > 3. I have some ports that I never want to install (like
> > net/avahi). The new pkgtools.conf has a nice feature of
> > and HOLD_PKGS which I hope will allow me to "blacklist"
> those ports but I
> > have my doubts as the knob is PKGS and not PORTS - so
> we'll see.
> > though, while trying to get my system pkgng complient
> and doing updates,
> > there have been some ports which were pulled in that I
> whish to remove. As
> > in #2, portmaster --check-depends did a nice job of
> this and allowed the
> > dependency to be removed from the portsdb structure -
> so same problem here
> > as #2.
> > 4. I know how to do +IGNOREME in the portsdb and that
> is a very roundabout
> > way of solving an sqlite entry.
> > 5. pkg add does not respect existing port version
> information on the
> > If you try to install a package and its dependencies,
> pkg tries to pull in
> > its own preferred version. This happened for perl5 - I
> have 5.16 already
> > the system but pkg kept trying to install 5.14. The
> only solution was to
> > the old "pkg-add -i" to install one-by-one and without
> the dependencies.
> > Interesting how pkgng does not have the -i (no-deps)
> Mixing versions with binary packages is a bad idea
> anyway. Packages are
> built with a certain set of dependencies, and you can't mix
> and match (this
> has always been the case). If you want to do this, use
> ports. Packages
> are designed to work as a set, hence pkg upgrade just
> upgrades everything
> to the latest version.
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Does that mean that, for example, when I upgraded a slew of
packages ( pkg_add -f ...) that depended upon pkg-config
but installed and theoretically now depending upon pkgconf, that I'd
have to do them all by *ports* if using /pkg/ not /var/db/pkg?
That would seriously hinder fully half of my upgrades, making them
last a magnitude of hours longer each time...
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