Newbie Alert : pkg_add and packages Q (do not want to compile)

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Wed Feb 22 20:16:54 PST 2006

Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 21:58 -0600, Eric Schuele wrote:
>> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
>>> In gentoo, it's a simple "emerge xterm" and all will be done
>>> automatically. (Granted, this is compile from source and not from binary
>>> packages, which I know can do "cd /usr/ports/x11/xterm && make install
>>> clean", but since FreeBSD has binary packages, I rather use that)
>> Try 'man portupgrade'.  Look at "-P" or "-PP" switch.  might be what you 
>> need.  I would imagine you'd have the best results if you pulled the 
>> package down manually then ran portupgrade with appropriate switches.
> I followed the advice of Kevin Kinsey and tried it out. 
> It's working. Just like Gentoo's Emerge (emerge -Kav xterm)

Ah.  Got distracted by kids and never finished reading his entire post. 
  Sorry for the noise.

> The only thing (again) unnerving is this statement.
> [snip]
> pkg_delete: package 'gettext-0.14.5' is required by these other packages
> and may not be deinstalled (but I'll delete it anyway): <--- *anyway*?? 
> bash-3.1.10
> [/snip]

Don't worry.  Its normal.  Any loose ends with respect to dependencies 
will get tied up later.



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