strange pkg upgrade problems

Tim Bishop tim at
Fri Jan 23 12:07:32 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:16:46AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 23/01/2015 07:59, Don Lewis wrote:
> > The EPERM errors seem to be kind of random.  If I go and look at the
> > "from" file for the rename() using "ls -lo", I see all sorts of random
> > flags, like opaque, archive, uunlnk, etc.  I booted single user and ran
> > fsck, which came back totally clean.  Then I used chflags -R to clear
> > all the flags, did pkg upgrade again, and ran into the exact same
> > problems.  If I rerun pkg upgrade, it may fail on the same port again,
> > ir it might pick another.  I can go in an manually clear the flags, nuke
> > the temporary file that pkg created and upgrade the failed package.  I
> > never had that fail.  But running pkg upgrade without specifying a
> > package will then fail elsewhere.
> This has been fixed in pkg(8) GitHub, and the fix will appear in the
> next release (1.4.7) due out within a few days.

No, I don't think it has been fixed. The bug is here:

Looks like it still needs a bit more work.


Tim Bishop
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