Updating from 9.2 to 10.0-BETA3 Issues..
carlj at peak.org
Fri Nov 15 16:51:42 UTC 2013
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:
> 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.
Thanks, that clears it up. I just remembered that portmaster is a shell
script, so that isn't much of a restriction.
Carl Johnson carlj at peak.org
More information about the freebsd-questions