Ports requires pkg 1.6.0, but 1.5.6 is the latest available

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 29 21:36:37 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 01:34:23PM -0700, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> On 2015-09-29 08:24, Janky Jay, III wrote:
> > 	I ran into this exact same issue using SVN and portmaster to upgrade
> > 'git'. Upgrading 'pkg' using portmaster (portmaster -d 'pkg-1.5.6')
> > before running 'portmaster -ad' fixed the issue. Generally, though,
> > portmaster usually updates pkg first and then moves along the rest of
> > the updates automatically. For whatever reason, that was not the case
> > today.
> That's great, but that's still ignoring the issue I'm trying to have 
> addressed:
> 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.

The change that was made was having the default packages on releases point to
quarterly branch of the ports tree. This was noted in the release note.

The head branch of the ports tree has been changed to be by default on pkg 1.6+
not the quarterly branch.

Note that I understand that it is unconvenient and in the futur I would make
sure that the minimal version required in the head branch of the ports tree
would never be higher than the version available in the quarterly branch.

Also note that pkg 1.6+ will be in the next quarterly which will be branched in
2 days.

The fact that portmaster does not update pkg in priority if there is a new
version of pkg available is a portmaster bug and should be fixed.

Best regards,
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