HEADS UP: More problems with port [de]installs on older FreeBSDs

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 23 20:55:52 PDT 2003

[Bcc'd questions@ as problems have been reported there as well.]

Anyone running FreeBSD < 4.7 will see problems installing and
deinstalling ports after updating to bsd.port.mk 1.462.  The temporary
solution is to install sysutils/pkg_install.  Once pkg_install is
installed, bsd.port.mk will know to use the pkg_info in that port to
install and deinstall other ports.

I hope to commit a fix for the bug that prevents the automatic
installation of pkg_install on affected systems very soon.  We are
waiting for one issue to be ironed out in the recent bsd.port.mk
patchset.  Hopefully by Monday, this problem should be taken care of. 
Thanks for your patience, and sorry for the inconvenience.


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome
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