Portmaster vs pkg tools

Kozlov Sergey kozlov.sergey.404 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 16:03:05 UTC 2014


If you're not using the 10th branch - do you have "WITH_PKGNG=yes" set
in your /etc/make.conf?

Check out the http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/pkgng-intro.html

Kozlov Sergey

On 14.02.2014 17:57, Stephen R Guglielmo wrote:
> Hey list,
> Back on the previous pkg_* system, I used portmaster to check my port
> integrity and dependencies:
> portmaster -y -v --clean-distfiles
> portmaster -y -v --check-depends
> portmaster -y -v --check-port-dbdir
> However, I noticed the new `pkg` command has its own `check` and `clean`
> commands.
> When I run both on the new pkgng format, it seemed to corrupt a database.
> Portmaster said things were installed when they weren't, and pkg threw some
> errors about packages. I don't have the exact errors anymore because i
> fixed it, but I'm wondering which set of commands would be best to use? I'd
> assume the pkg tools themselves, as portmaster is an external program.
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