update packages by pkg_add

Huub van Niekerk huubvanniekerk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 16:17:50 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk>wrote:

> On Saturday 29 October 2011, hvn wrote:
> > Using version 8.2, can somebody tell me how I can upgrade packages
> > that I installed using pkg_add? I'm trying to install more packages
> > but get messages that there are package-conflicts because of older
> > installed version.
> pkg_delete -f name-of-package
> pkg_add name-of-package-file
> The pkg_delete command needs the full name of the package including the
> version number at the end. Since you're going to immediately re-install
> the package you don't need to worry about any warning messages saying
> that the package is needed by other packages.
> The above pkg_add command will install a package from a file that you've
> already downloaded. If you don't have the package file then you can
> fetch and install the package from an FTP site with the command:
> pkg_add -r name-of-package
> --
> Mike Clarke

Thank you for your answer. But how about if the package-to-be-replaced is a
dependency? Just remember the dependency and do the same ?

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