pkg upgrade dependencies and failures

Andrew Berg aberg010 at
Fri Jun 6 02:07:14 UTC 2014

On 2014.06.05 20:50, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a question on how others handle pkg upgrade failures. On FreeBSD
> 10.0-RELEASE-p2, I ran "pkg upgrade" today, and get this:
> "pkg: WARNING: locally installed lua-5.1.5_6 conflicts on /usr/local/include/lua51/lauxlib.h with:
>         - lua51-5.1.5_7"
> pkg -f upgrade returns the same error. I can either uninstall lua-5.1.5_6
> and all dependent packages to upgrade, or just not upgrade anything.
> uninstalling everything dependent on lua seems a sledgehammer approach.
> What do others do?
Things like this are covered in /usr/ports/UPDATING (which is admittedly
awkward and not obvious for those using only binary packages). However, AFAIK,
the pkg developers are working on a way to make pkg handle origin changes
without manual intervention (or have already done this for the upcoming version
of pkg).

> 20140526:
>   AFFECTS: users of lang/lua
>   lang/lua has been relaced by lang/lua51
>   For port builds system please follow the following instructions:
>   # portmaster -o lang/lua51 lang/lua
>   or
>   # portupgrade -fo lang/lua51 lang/lua
>   or
>   # pkg set -o lang/lua:lang/lua51

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