annoying problems after upgrading to 6.2-RELEASE
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Apr 27 06:38:32 UTC 2007
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 11:30:20PM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 23:13:40 -0400 Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
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> >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
> portinstall/portupgrade had failed to install/upgrade certain ports or
> packages to satisfy the dependencies in the ports I was trying to install or
> upgrade. I really did want to install or upgrade several ports, and so I had
> begun attempting to install the required (or later) versions of the
> prerequisites as packages in order to get around the build failures.
It sounds like you may not have succeeded in first bringing your
system back to a sane state. Anyway, if you have problems please be
more explicit here.
> >them and leave your system in an inconsistent state, as yours
> >apparently has become.
> That sounds to me like an attempt to skate past my observation that
> "Apparently, pkg_add and pkg_delete do not refer to the same indicators of
> whether a particular package is actually installed."
Well, they don't...please paste an appropriate transcript if you think
there is a bug.
> BTW, it is recommended that plain, ASCII text be posted to mailing
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Uh thanks. Read up on "PGP signatures" sometime.
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