Ports requires pkg 1.6.0, but 1.5.6 is the latest available

Mel Pilgrim list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Tue Sep 29 08:12:54 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-28 21:31, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:41 PM, Mel Pilgrim <list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm trying to build and install security/openssh-portable, but when I do,
>> make errors out with:
>> ===>  openssh-portable-7.1.p1_2,1 pkg(8) must be version 1.6.0 or greater,
>> but you have 1.5.6. You must upgrade the ports-mgmt/pkg port first.
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop.
>> make: stopped in /usr/ports/security/openssh-portable
>> I'm using an svn checkout of https://svn.freebsd.org/ports/head.  I also
>> cleaned my package cache and forced an update of the local catalogues, but
>> pkg tells me the latest version of pkg available, at least for amd64
>> 10.2p3, is 1.5.6.
>> I rolled back my local ports tree to r397904 (r397905 was the
>> MINIMAL_PKG_VERSION bump) and it works fine.
>> I'm guessing from other posts on this list that pkg 1.6.0 out, but it
>> doesn't seem to be in the public pkg repo.  I didn't see anything in
>> UPDATING about it.
>> What am I missing?
> I believe that 10.2p3 only updated to the latest quarterly package build.
> If you want something more recent, you will need to edit the config file
> (/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf) to use "latest" repo. I believe that url: "pkg+
> http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/latest" should do the trick.
> More of concern is why svn is not working. What does "svn info /usr/ports"
> show? "svn status /usr/ports"? I and assure you that pkg-1.6.1 IS in svn. I
> have it and built and installed it earlier today. You can confirm what is
> in the repo by checking out the web interface:
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/ports-mgmt/pkg/.

svn is working fine. pkg is installed from pkgs, not ports.  The issue 
I'm raising is that the ports tree made mandatory something that isn't 
available by default in 10.2.

I ultimately fixed it by switching to the "latest" repo (the repo config 
edit you mentioned).  I was already disinterested in the quarterly repos 
because it smacks of Debian-ness, and this confirms why 
stability-by-staleness is a bad idea.

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