Updating from 9.2 to 10.0-BETA3 Issues..

Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
Thu Nov 14 23:10:38 UTC 2013

Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:

> On 11/14/13 16:54, Carl Johnson wrote:
>> Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:
>>> Both portmaster and portupgrade are compatible with pkg(8), and you can
>>> certainly carry on using them in pretty much the same way as you always
>>> did.  There is a missing bit of functionality with portmaster in that it
>>> won't itself install from pkgs on a pkgngized system.  Patches welcome!
>> What is the recommended process for handling portmaster on a new system?
>> I am planning on upgrading a 9.2 system, but  I was planning to remove
>> all ports first, then install pkg and portmaster to install the
>> remaining packages.  Is there some required order to handle this?
> Yes.  Install pkg first, then portmater, then anything else you may
> desire.  Note that you'll need 'WITH_PKGNG=YES' in /etc/make.conf if you
> on FreeBSD 9.x (or below) and you are goingto build your own packages
> rather than using the binary packages from pkg.freebsd.org.

Thanks for the reply, but that is still not clear.  You said above that
portmaster "won't itself install from pkgs", so I am not sure what that
means.  Does that mean that using pkg to install portmaster will work
properly?  I am planning to wait for the release, so hopefully the
release notes will have good install/upgrade instructions.
Carl Johnson		carlj at peak.org

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