Pkg upgrade 'SAT solver' problem
four.harrisons at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 9 18:48:46 UTC 2014
On 9 December 2014 at 12:59, Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org> wrote:
> On 08/12/2014 21:59, Peter Harrison wrote:
>> On 8 December 2014 at 21:28, pete wright <nomadlogic at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Peter Harrison
>>> <four.harrisons at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Can someone help with a pkg upgrade problem please?
>>>> I've been relying solely on binary pkg for a while now without problem.
>>>> However, on doing the latest upgrade I get:
>>>> root at thinkpad:/home/peter # pkg upgrade
>>>> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
>>>> FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
>>>> All repositories are up-to-date.
>>>> Checking for upgrades (377 candidates): 100%
>>>> Checking integrity... done (1 conflicting)
>>>> pkg: Cannot solve problem using SAT solver:
>>>> cannot install package libxfce4util~x11/libxfce4util, remove it from
>>>> request? [Y/n]: n
>>>> pkg: cannot solve job using SAT solver
>>>> If I answer 'y' I get a much longer sequence of similar errors and the
>>>> upgrade still bombs.
>>> is this related to the upgrade of gettext? As per /usr/ports/UPDATING:
>>> AFFECTS: users of devel/gettext (close to everyone)
>>> AUTHOR: tijl at FreeBSD.org
>>> The devel/gettext port has been split up in devel/gettext-runtime, a
>>> lightweight package containing runtime libraries, and
>>> a package containing developer tools. The devel/gettext port still
>>> as a metaport.
>>> You must first delete the existing installation of gettext and then
>>> reinstall it. This will break sudo, so you *must* do this in a root
>>> shell (sudo -i) if you use sudo.
>>> I did an upgrade last week and this package pretty much broke
>>> everything (including most of xfce4) causing me to do a pretty big
>>> uninstall/reinstall dance. Of course if I read /usr/ports/UPDATING
>>> first I would have saved myself some drama :)
>>> pete wright
>> Thanks - sounds about right but...
>> root at thinkpad:/home/peter # pkg delete -f gettext
>> Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
>> Deinstallation has been requested for the following 1 packages (of 0
>> packages in the universe):
>> Installed packages to be REMOVED:
>> Proceed with deinstalling packages? [y/N]: y
>> [1/1] Deleting gettext-0.19.3: 100%
>> root at thinkpad:/home/peter # pkg upgrade
>> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
>> FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
>> All repositories are up-to-date.
>> Checking for upgrades (377 candidates): 100%
>> Checking integrity... done (1 conflicting)
>> pkg: Cannot solve problem using SAT solver:
>> cannot install package libxfce4util~x11/libxfce4util, remove it from
>> request? [Y/n]:
>> Still no dice. Any ideas?
> When was your previous upgrade? If it was before 2014-11-26 you may have
> been caught by the switch from perl 5.16 to 5.18. That required a
> pkg upgrade -f
> although that's time consuming and can't be done under sudo (see
> devel/gettext note).
> Alternatively trying "pkg check -Ba" and "pkg check -da" might shake
> something loose.
> Those who do not learn from computing history are doomed to
> GOTO 1
Bingo! That was it. All sorted now - thanks for the pointer. In my
defence, "pkg updating" didn't show me anything about Perl (although
now you've mentioned it I can see it in /usr/ports/UPDATING).
Is that a bug in pkg?
Thanks for your help.
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