I thought "pkg updating" would alert me about python...?

David Wolfskill david at catwhisker.org
Sun May 2 14:20:57 UTC 2021

I just re-verified the behavior, so -- even though I have already
started taking evasive action (updating python), I figured it may be of
use to show what I'm seeing; maybe I'm confused:

Local ports tree is updated; previous ports update was a week ago.  I
happen to know that there's an UPDATING entry:

lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[4] tail +16 /usr/ports/UPDATING | head -5
  AFFECTS: users of python
  AUTHOR: kai at FreeBSD.org

  The default version of python3 and python was switched to 3.8.

And that this machine should be affected:

lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[5] pkg info -o python\*
python27-2.7.18_1              lang/python27
python36-3.6.13                lang/python36
python38-3.8.9                 lang/python38

[As noted above, I had already started evasive action.]

But "pkg updating" is not actually showing the above entry:

lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[6] pkg updating -d 20210424
lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[7] echo $?

Am I alone in expecting "pkg updating" to have displayed the 20210425

(There was an issue a while back, where "pkg updating" was not showing
"glob" entries, but that has since been addressed.)

This is on a machine running stable/12:

lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[8] uname -a
FreeBSD lgld-dhw.corp.example.com 12.2-STABLE FreeBSD 12.2-STABLE #21 stable/12-n233048-23a3c3d97d72: Sun May  2 04:43:57 PDT 2021     root at lgld-dhw.corp.example.com:/common/S2/obj/common/S2/src/amd64.amd64/sys/GENERIC  amd64
lgld-dhw(12.2-S)[9] pkg -v


David H. Wolfskill                              david at catwhisker.org
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