Portupgrade now supports pkgng [/usr/ports/UPDATING]

Alexander Kapshuk alexander.kapshuk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 18:22:36 UTC 2012

Quick question about portupgrade's support for pkgng.

The /usr/ports/UPDATING says:
   AFFECTS: users of ports-mgmt/portupgrade
   AUTHOR: bdrewery at FreeBSD.org

   Portupgrade now supports pkgng. To use pkgng, enable it in your 
   and convert your databases.

   This is optional and not currently required.

   # make -C /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg install clean
   # echo 'WITH_PKGNG=yes' >> /etc/make.conf
   # pkg2ng
   # pkgdb -fu

Having done all of the above, I ran portupgrade to update all the pkgs 
that needed upgrading on my system, and got the message below:
root at box0:/root/tmp # portupgrade -varRP --batch -L '%s_%s'
Packages are not yet suported. Use pkg(8) directly.

That doesn't sound like portupgrade supports pkgng, or did I misread the 
message in the UPDATING file?

box0=; uname -a
FreeBSD box0.my.domain 9.1-RC2 FreeBSD 9.1-RC2 #0 r241133: Tue Oct 2 
17:11:45 UTC 2012 
root at obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386


Alexander Kapshuk.

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