Ports requires pkg 1.6.0, but 1.5.6 is the latest available

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 29 21:15:00 UTC 2015

On 29/09/2015 21:34, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> The ports system was changed to make mandatory a version of pkg that was
> not available by the default method.  That's a POLA violation, but it
> appears no one wants to talk about it.

To turn that around, why are you mixing pkgs from a quarterly branch
with ports compiled from head?  If you use ports/pkgs from a consistent
source then you won't suffer from this problem.


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