Combining pkg and "traditional ports"

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jan 15 16:09:27 UTC 2014

On Wed, 15 Jan 2014, Polytropon wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:58:12 +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:36:34 +0100
>> Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>>> With the upcoming OS standardization on pkg (pkgng) following
>>> the abolishment of the pkg_* toolset I'd like to ask questions
>> did I get something wrong or does this only affects the binary
>> 'distribution'?
>> As long as the ports are in place, png should have no impact on them.
> No, you're right - ports and packages can still coexist with the
> new tool. Programs like portupgrade and portmaster should also be
> able to adapt to pkg (registering installed software and so on).
>> But if you upgrade your system using packages, you will overwrite
>> whatever is on the system and might destroy parts of it as the binary
>> installed uses the wrong options.
> That's what I've been fearing. Instead of specifying "nearly all"
> packages manually, my idea would have been to "upgrade all with
> the exceptions of".

See pkg-lock(8) for this.

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