annoying problems after upgrading to 6.2-RELEASE

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Apr 27 03:13:41 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 08:51:50PM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
>      I've encountered three annoying problems since doing the upgrade from
> 6.1-RELEASE to 6.2-RELEASE using the upgrade option when booting from the
> installation CD.  This is on a Dell Inspiron XPS (3.4 GHz P4 w/HTT enabled
> and 1 GB of memory).
> 	1) The ports and packages subsystems are as fragile as ever (no big
> 	   surprise).  I was able to add packages for less than a day before
> 	   it broke.  Sometimes I can still add or delete a package, but
> 	   in at least one case, I can't because pkg_add says that an earlier
> 	   version of the package is already installed, while an attempt to
> 	   remove the earlier version using pkg_delete gets a message saying
> 	   that no such package is installed.  Apparently, pkg_add and
> 	   pkg_delete do not refer to the same indicators of whether a
> 	   particular package is actually installed.  Attempting to build ports
> 	   fails while trying to build dependency ports, which was what led
> 	   to attempt to remove libtool and then add the newer version.  I'll
> 	   try to get a PR together and submitted soon.

It is recommended to use an upgrade tool like portupgrade instead of
trying to use pkg_add/pkg_delete "by hand".  It is too easy to misuse
them and leave your system in an inconsistent state, as yours
apparently has become.

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