More pkg issues ....

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Aug 24 02:42:53 UTC 2014

On Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:03:24 -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> agreed, /usr/bin/enscript, for example ....

Which looks wrong. Applications installed via ports or packages
are usually installed in the /usr/local/ subtree, in this
example, /usr/local/bin/enscript for the binary. All other
places (like /usr/bin) are for OS provided files. There are
few cases where a port can replace an OS part (e. g., CUPS
can overwrite system's lpr commands, bash can be installed
as /bin/bash, even statically linked).

> still seems like it should 
> allow the install to proceed, or at least either prompt & proceed, or 
> have a CL option to allow the install to proceed ....

There is probably a -f (force) switch, but you should know
what you're doing when you use such kind of options. Things
can go wrong beyond repair (in ultra-worst case, of course).

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