[HEADSUP] current switched by default to pkgng

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at freebsd.org
Wed Oct 10 16:30:00 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 04:52:45PM +0100, Simon L. B. Nielsen wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > If you are using the ports tree on a FreeBSD current setup, then you are
> > concerned by the announce.
> >
> > As nvidia-drivers has been fixed and is now properly working with pkgng, the
> > ports tree as been switch by default to use pkgng on FreeBSD Current based on
> > version >= 1000017 which was the version when we tested the switch code.
> >
> > Make sure to read UPDATING (from ports) to correctly migrate your system or find
> > instruction to make your system still running with legacy pkg_install tools.
> I read UPDATING, but I'm still not sure what this means when I use
> ports and not packages.
> Does it mean that I should install pkg to have /var/db/pkg managed,
> but otherwise ports keeps working the same way, or?
> -- 
> Simon L. B. Nielsen

That means you either have to add WITHOUT_PKGNG to you make.conf so that nothing
changes for you

or follow the procedure (which is for ports only) and your local ports will be
managed by pkgng, and you can forget about all the pkg_* tools :)

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