[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] Time to bid farewell to the old pkg_ tools

Łukasz Wąsikowski lukasz at wasikowski.net
Thu Feb 6 20:18:56 UTC 2014

W dniu 2014-02-06 14:04, John Marino pisze:

> On 2/6/2014 13:58, Rick Miller wrote:

>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:23 AM, Daniel Nebdal <dnebdal at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> I suspect he meant  "a certain version, and *not* newer" - sometimes
>>> you might want to hold back a package.

>> Correct.  My wish is the functionality be extended further to mean "a
>> certain version *or* newer", encompassing both features.  Thus, allowing
>> him to say "port-1.1", while I say "port-1.4 or newer" or even "port-1.0 or
>> newer".

> As an observer, all I can say is "Don't get your hopes up" on this one.
>  Hundreds of ports are bumped with majority dependency changes for a
> reason.  The tree is treated as an integrated entity, not 25,000
> interchangeable parts.
> It would take major technology shift, something closer to what PC-BSD's
> pbi things do/did.  Ports itself isn't geared for this.  Maybe some kind
> of package archive could be used though, if "pkg" solvers could be made
> to handle such requests.  Sounds like an extremely difficult request to
> me though.

Gentoo's portage has this capability and it works quite well. I'd love
to see it in FreeBSD.

best regards,
Lukasz Wasikowski

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