Net-SNMP conflict

Michael Gmelin freebsd at
Sun May 25 09:46:39 UTC 2014

On Tue, 20 May 2014 19:12:36 +0100
Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:

> On 20/05/2014 18:34, Richard Kuhns wrote:
> > So doesn't that mean that the net-snmp port is doing things wrong?
> > If pkg *isn't* installed it's pretty safe to say that net-snmpd is
> > not going to be able to use pkg(8) to extract the the list of
> > installed packages even after listing it as a dependency &
> > therefore installing it, right?
> > 
> > Just trying to get clear on what's going on...
> Yes.  net-snmpd assumes you're using pkg(8).  If you're going to stick
> with old pkg_tools, then you're also going to have to stick with old
> net-snmpd.
> Of you could just, you know, step into the modern age, become one with
> the zeitgeist and switch to pkgng.  Don't dither too long though --
> you've only got until September before the question becomes academic,
> as that's when pkg_tools is being EoL'd.

September is a pretty tough deadline to meet for larger installations,
it's, you know, a lot of work. Ports should actually function with the
old pkg_tools until then - otherwise why bother setting a deadline at
all. As of today, net-snmpd should be considered BROKEN.

Michael Gmelin
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