Updating from 9.2 to 10.0-BETA3 Issues..

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Nov 14 14:19:46 UTC 2013

On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:00:16 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> You are advised to rebuild all ports on a major version change
> such as 9.x to 10.x.

Or if you can't or intendedly refuse, use the compat9x port.
But be careful when starting to install new programs: Mixing
old and new ones can get really terrible, so the suggestion
of re-installing all ports is probably the better one.

> You will want to be sure to install ports-mgmt/pkg and
> ports-mgmt/portmaster at the start of rebuilding all ports.
> FreeBSD has switched from pkgtools to pkgng, on by default
> in FreeBSD 10.0, hence the need for ports-mgmt/pkg.

In that case, if I may ask, why didn't pkg become part of
the OS then if it's the system's package management system?
Such as the old pkg_* tools were part of the OS distribution,
why does 10.0 still require additional software to get "matters
of the OS" running? The same question can be asked about the
transition from CVS to SVN, where CVS:SVN == csup:? ... :-)

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