Install of pkg fuse-ntfs fails because of undefined symbol in pkg!?!

Steve Wills swills at
Thu Feb 9 15:09:50 UTC 2017


On 02/08/2017 12:34, scratch65535 at wrote:
> I *did* check for bug reports.  I did a search on "utimenstat"
> and found exactly one, which had been withdrawn as not being a
> bug. 
> But it *is* a bug.  It's a bug on several levels, the most
> significant of which is that the overly frantic schedule makes
> versions have the lifespan of a mayfly.   And we're told "just
> upgrade", as though there's some physical law mandating the
> craziness.

Ports and packages are maintained on the assumption that the user is
using a supported version of the OS. We didn't decide when to end
support for 10.1 or 10.2. How long after the end of life for 10.1 would
you have ports maintain support?

> There are people for whom the system is a tool, not a hobby. They
> don't want to have to rebuild their tools any more than
> carpenters want to replace their hammers and levels every year or
> two.  

If you've having trouble upgrading that are causing you to rebuild, then
that's a different issue, but not one I can help with. It doesn't change
the fact that we don't support unsupported versions of the OS.

> For those people (I'm one) long version lifespans and bug-free
> operation  is a much bigger desideratum than winning the secret
> race (I presume there is some kind of secret race going on, since
> otherwise the crazy scheduling makes No Sense At All).  I can't
> work out what the strategy for winning is, if there is a
> strategy, but I do know that it's not working.   Linux has all
> but won already, and that's sickening.

Ports are maintained by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to
support branches for longer periods of time, let's talk about that.

> I've been using the o/s since before v2 (I still have the cds)
> and have watched FreeBSD go from being the leading Unix on Intel
> boxes to all-but-dead.  I don't know how to express how saddened
> I feel about that.

I think ports are really improving and the rate of improvement is going up.


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