pkg & portmaster
amurphy at gsoft.com.au
Wed Jun 26 01:48:07 UTC 2013
I noticed portmaster developed a problem after a recent update to
ports-mgmt/pkg where the following appears in the output:
[: false: bad number
I traced it to lines in portmaster where np_orphan is set:
np_orphan=`pkg query "%a" $upg_port`
It appears 'pkg query "%a"' used to return 0 or 1 and now it returns
'true' or 'false'.
The 'pkg help query' text says "%a Returns 1 if the matched package is
an orphan package and can be pkg-autoremove(1)'d, 0 otherwise"
I further ran into trouble with ports-mgmt/pkg-devel today where
pkg info pkg
This fails with ports-mgmt/pkg-devel unless the line is changed to:
pkg info pkg-devel
This stopped portmaster from working.
I reverted to using ports-mgmt/pkg to get around this.
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