linux compatibility ports upgrade

Tsu-Fan Cheng tfcheng at
Thu Jun 4 18:19:09 UTC 2009

It's funny, sometimes I think portmaster knows  that it should upgrade
linux-f8* ports and not linux-* ports but sometimes doesn't. I don't know


On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Tsu-Fan Cheng <tfcheng at> wrote:

> Thank you, Boris. This is my linux ports,linux-f8-atk-1.20.0_1
> Accessibility Toolkit, Linux/i386 binary (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-cairo-1.4.14_1 Vector graphics library Cairo (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-curl-7.18.2_1 The command line tool for transferring files with
> URL synta
> linux-f8-expat-2.0.1_1 Linux/i386 binary port of Expat XML-parsing library
> (Linux
> linux-f8-gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0 Image loading library for GTK+ (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-libidn-0.6.14_1 Internationalized Domain Name support library
> (Linux Fedora
> linux-f8-libxml2-2.7.2 Library providing XML and HTML support (Linux Fedora
> 8)
> linux-f8-nspr-4.7.3 Netscape Portable Runtime (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-nss- Network Security Services (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-openssl-0.9.8b The OpenSSL toolkit (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-pango-1.18.4 The pango library (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-png-1.2.22_1 RPM of the PNG lib (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-sqlite3-3.4.2_1 The library that implements an embeddable SQL
> database engi
> linux-f8-tiff-3.8.2 The TIFF library, Linux/i386 binary (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-f8-xorg-libs-7.3_3 Xorg libraries (Linux Fedora 8)
> linux-flashplugin-10.0r22 Adobe Flash Player NPAPI Plugin
> linux-fontconfig-2.2.3_9 Linux/i386 binary of Fontconfig
> linux-gtk2-2.6.10_2 GTK+ library, version 2.X, Linux binary
> linux-hicolor-icon-theme-0.5_2 A high-color icon theme shell from the
> FreeDesktop project
> linux-jpeg-6b.34_2  RPM of the JPEG lib
> linux-libsigc-2.0.17_1 Callback Framework for C++ (linux version)
> linux-mplayerplug-in-3.50_3 Embed MPlayer into browser
> linux-nvu-1.0_1     A complete Web Authoring System
> linux-openmotif-2.2.4_3 Motif toolkit Linux libraries
> linux-pango-1.10.2_2 Linux pango binary
> linux-realplayer- Linux RealPlayer 10 from RealNetworks
> linux-scim-gtk-fc8-1.4.7_1 Smart Common Input Method platform, gtk module,
> Linux binar
> linux-scim-libs-fc8-1.4.7_2 Smart Common Input Method platform, library
> part, Linux bin
> linux_base-f8-8_11  Base set of packages needed in Linux mode (for
> i386/amd64)
> linux_dri-7.0       Binary Linux DRI libraries for 3D hardware acceleration
> of
> and I am running 7.2-stable, looks like linux-f8* is just as good to me.
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Boris Samorodov <bsam at> wrote:
>> On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:15:21 -0400 Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
>> > Hi,   Just use portmaster to upgrade ports and found out a lot of
>> linux-*
>> > ports are renewed. But strange to see that upgrading was interrupted by
>> > ports conflicts, such as linux-f8-tiff and linux-tiff.
>> Yes, those ports install files with the sane name/path, so they have
>> a conflict and can't be used/unstalled together.
>> > What I have are a
>> > whole bunch of f8 stuff, I dont understand why portmaster choose to
>> upgrade
>> > ports that are not "f8".
>> I don't use portmaster but you are first to complain. Can you show
>> the output of "pkg_info -xI linux"?
>> > And also curious to know which linux* is better?
>> Hm, it a good question. ;-)
>> The one which does what you need. But there are some security
>> problems (seems with pango ports) which won't be resolved for
>> Fedora Core 4 ports (since there is no new fixed packages).
>> > with or without f8/f10? thank you!!
>> It depends on your OS version and your tasks. The default (even
>> for 8-CURRENT so far) is linux_base-fc4 and it's infrastructure
>> ports. I think that for FreeBSD-6.x and lower there is no other
>> alternative. For 7.2-RELEASE (and even better, 7-STABLE) one can
>> use -f8- base and infrastructure ports. For recent 8-CURRENT one
>> can use -f10- ports. There is a WIP to change this to default for
>> WBR
>> --
>> Boris Samorodov (bsam)
>> Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
>> FreeBSD Committer, The Power To Serve

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