The ports collection has some serious issues

Torsten Zuehlsdorff tz at
Fri Dec 16 08:05:38 UTC 2016

On 15.12.2016 18:43, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> John Marino wrote on 2016/12/15 17:46:
>> [1] I've got it on my todo list to provide a new method that would
>> eliminate the "my builder just rebuilt 150 packages, but pkg(8) only
>> upgraded 2 packages" issue that some users don't want to see.  It's a
>> lot more complicated than the conservative yet bulletproof approach
>> currently used by poudriere and synth.
> This is interesting case - we are running own Poudriere repo and I am
> fine with it. But I am a bit nervous when I know 150 packages was
> rebuilt and just 2 upgraded by pkg. In this case I want pkg to update
> (reinstall) all of them.
> If something changed so that 150 packages must be rebuilt why pkg
> doesn't reinstall them? Isn't it the possible place for problems after
> upgrade?

Not really. I found the following explanation from babt about this behavior:

Since its from last year, it is maybe outdated. But if this issue still 
stands, its worth addressing it.


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