Notes on upgrades after libpcre update

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Sat Jan 5 05:09:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Emanuel Haupt <ehaupt at> wrote:
> Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at> wrote:
>> As many of you noticed, the update of devel/pcre bumped hte version of
>> which is a dependency of LOTS of things. Here are some
>> incomplete notes on what might bite you: Note that I refer to
>> pkg_libchk. It is part of sysutils/bsddminscripts. If you run pkgng,
>> you will need to edit it an change "pkg_info" to "pkg info". There may
> FYI, there is a patch available:


Just update sysutils/bsdadminscripts should do it. You committed the
patch in mid-December as far as I can tell.

Sigh! I really, really need to complete that article which will be up
to date. Bruce Mah just pointed out to me that I also neglected to say
that the first strep should be:
1. portmaster -w devel/pcre
Until the pcre port is updated, pkg_libchk won't find anything. The
'-w' is to keep a copy of the old library so that things linked to it
don't break immediately. pkg_libchk does not count old libraries in
the compat folder, so it will still report the problem ports even
though you use '-w'.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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