Jive prejudices

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Wed Oct 26 20:49:42 UTC 2016

Am 23.10.2016 um 18:49 schrieb Louis Epstein:
> On Sun, 23 Oct 2016, Alphons van Werven wrote:
>> Louis Epstein wrote:
>>> In any event,portmaster -a -i updates now abort because misc/jive is
>>> detected on my system.
>>> This goes beyond "We will no longer provide this application" to
>>> "we will no longer let you upgrade your applications as long as you
>>> have this one installed".
>> To be fair, I strongly doubt this is deliberate policy.
>> Portmaster itself is a port too. When pkg(7) hit the streets and other
>> sweeping changes were made to the ports infrastructure, Portmaster had to
>> be updated and that might still be an ongoing process. In any case, Port-
>> master needs *some* way of dealing with broken(*) ports and I can imagine
>> that this can get tricky when dependencies are involved. From the looks of
>> it, Portmaster just takes the easy way out and simply bails completely
>> when it encounters a broken port.
> Does it matter that I installed it with pkg rather than portmaster or make
> install?
Irrelevant. No matter how a port got installed, they all end up being
registered with and managed by pkg(7).

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