portmaster not updating ports with new pkg

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Feb 17 19:47:08 UTC 2014

On Mon, 17 Feb 2014, Antonio Olivares wrote:

> Dear folks,
> I have migrated(trying to migrate) to pkg and remove the pkg_delete
> pkg_install, pkg_* stuff that is going to be EOL'd  8-31-2014
> I keep getting install problems:
> ===>  Installing for aalib-1.4.r5_9
> ===>  Checking if graphics/aalib already installed
> ===>   An older version of graphics/aalib is already installed (aalib-1.4.r5_8)
>      You may wish to ``make deinstall'' and install this port again
>      by ``make reinstall'' to upgrade it properly.
>      If you really wish to overwrite the old port of graphics/aalib
>      without deleting it first, set the variable "FORCE_PKG_REGISTER"
>      in your environment or the "make install" command line.
> *** [check-already-installed] Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/graphics/aalib.
> *** [install] Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/graphics/aalib.
> I have tried to follow the advice to fix stuff with pkg * but want to
> continue using portmaster, but I keep getting these problems.  Is
> there an idiot* proof way of still using  portmaster to update ports
> but use the new pkg * system?
> using 9.2-RELEASE-p3 if it matters.

portmaster works for me the same as it always did.  Did you add 
WITH_PKGNG=yes to make.conf?

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