Package management question
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Apr 8 07:20:47 UTC 2007
Chris Kottaridis wrote:
> I need a little advise on FreeBSD package management, I am kind of new
> to the FreeBSD package management thing and so I am sure this is a very
> basic question.
> I just installed 6.2 and apparently it installed the mysql-client 5.0
> package. I want to get mysql up to 5.1 from the /usr/ports directory,
> figuring the most recent version in the ports directory is better. So, I
> built the mysql51 port and when it came time to do "make install" it
> complained that mysql 5.0 was already in place and I should delete it
>> # make install
>> ===> Installing for mysql-client-5.1.11
>> ===> mysql-client-5.1.11 conflicts with installed package(s):
>> They install files into the same place.
>> Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop in /usr/ports/databases/mysql51-client.
> Fair enough, but when I look at the pkg_info for 5.0.27:
>> $ pkg_info mysql-client-5.0.27
>> Information for mysql-client-5.0.27:
>> Multithreaded SQL database (client)
>> Required by:
>> MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user and robust SQL
>> (Structured Query Language) database server.
>> WWW: http://www.mysql.com/
>> - Alex Dupre
>> ale at FreeBSD.org
> And indeed pkg_delete doesn't allow me to delete the package due to the
>> # pkg_delete mysql-client-5.0.27
>> pkg_delete: package 'mysql-client-5.0.27' is required by these other
>> and may not be deinstalled:
> So, is the right answer to use pkg_delete -f and force the delete and
> then install mysql 5.1 and hope that koffice and kde are OK with the
> change ?
> That seems a bit brutal, but I can't seem to find any kind of a
> pkg_update option.
> I really just want to get a mysql server on the machine, but the
> mysql51-server port complained there weas no mysql-51-client. I assume I
> can install the mysql50-server, but I might as well go with the latest
> and greatest if I can.
> Chris Kottaridis (chriskot at quietwind.net)
Try pkg_delete -f, instead of pkg_delete.
pkg_delete can be a bit terse and not (as) user friendly at times (as it
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