Still having trouble with package upgrades

Rob lists at
Wed Mar 7 18:19:35 UTC 2012

I ran into problems with pkg-upgrade when I upgraded from 
8.2p6->9.0-RELEASE, and part of the problem ended up being a tool 
pkg_upgrade used (uma).  That was the reason portupgrade didn't work as 
well.  I ended up hacking the support tool and pkg_upgrade to do what I 
needed, but they are both definitely broken.

iirc, one of the issues with uma was it's url generation.  It would 
generate urls like 9-RELEASE instead of 9.0-RELEASE, the former being 
the format for 9-STABLE and the later (which I needed) was for an 
upgrade for a release.

Sadly, I've forgotten the other issues, but I remember making about 3 
hacks to the tools to get it working.


On 3/7/12 11:05 AM, David Jackson wrote:
>> Many of your issues are non-issues, as your suggestions were
>> implemented in some form long ago.  For example, updated applications
>> are compiled and available online.  You can use "pkg_add -r" to
>> install the newest binary package that is available, or you can update
>> your an installed application by updating the ports and using
>> portupgrade, which has options to control whether you compile updates
>> from source or install binary packages.
> pkg-add -r does not seem to be an "upgrade all packages" sort of feature I
> am looking for. I have tried pkg-upgrade, portmaster, and portupgrade, all
> of these do not work. I am working on getting the logs
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