/usr/ports/UPDATING entry September 04, 2013

Joe Nosay superbisquit at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 07:57:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:43 AM, Guido Falsi <madpilot at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 10/13/13 18:40, Joe Nosay wrote:
>> Will the pkg upgrade work with applications built from ports and not pkg
> I'm not sure What you mean.
> the "pkg upgrade" command works only using binary packages, which can come
> and "official" repository or your own one.
> This is going to work.
> If you have a system where you used to build packages yourself and want to
> change to binary packages, things are more complicated.
> First of all if you have any port built with custom options you are going
> to loose those customizations, since the binary packages don't have them.
> I think pkg will try to handle that upgrade but I have never tried, it
> could work but you could also end up with come misalignment in your ports.
> It is generally not a good idea to mix ports and pkgs, it can work but
> problems will come up.
> --
> Guido Falsi <madpilot at FreeBSD.org>

Thanks much.

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