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

Steve Wills swills at
Thu Feb 9 15:47:16 UTC 2017


On 02/09/2017 10:30, Franco Fichtner wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>> On 9 Feb 2017, at 4:09 PM, Steve Wills <swills at> wrote:
>> 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?
> The issue is quite simple and cause of multiple issues:
> FreeBSD package management makes an ABI promise in the form of
> "FreeBSD:10:amd64", but not even pkg code itself adheres to this,
> and thus we have had subtle and yet fatal breakage in 10.2 and 10.3.
> And since pkg acts according to the imposed paradigm of a unified
> ABI, this will continue to be a source of problems for users who
> cannot know what's going on, lest even know how to fix it.
> They simply run:
> # pkg upgrade
> And then their systems are unusable *and* not fixable with pkg.
> What are they supposed to do?  They come here.  They want to make
> everyone aware that this is a serious issue that shouldn't repeat
> in FreeBSD 11.  It's not to late to do that by pinning the pkg ABI
> to 11.0 by forcing the proper feature macros.

They're supposed to upgrade to a supported version of FreeBSD.


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