Updating from 9.2 to 10.0-BETA3 Issues..

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Nov 15 07:25:37 UTC 2013

On 14/11/2013 23:04, Carl Johnson wrote:
> 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.

It means the -P or -PP options to portmaster don't do what you expect.


Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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