Is pkgng dependency solver immature? (Was: Re: Dependency on gettext)

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue May 20 02:19:35 UTC 2014

Dear Colleagues, 

How do I get rid of these phantom dependencies? Why is 
"pkg upgrade" trying to install all these packages without actually
upgrading anything? Is there a way to debug the dependency solver?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Pls see the output below:

# pkg upgrade -n 
Updating repository catalogue
Upgrades have been requested for the following 35 packages:

        Installing gettext: [sibptus]
        Installing p5-Locale-gettext: 1.05_3 [FreeBSD]
        Installing xproto: 7.0.25 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXdmcp: 1.1.1_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXau: 1.0.8_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libxml2: 2.9.1_1 [sibptus]
        Installing libpthread-stubs: 0.3_4 [FreeBSD]
        Installing kbproto: 1.0.6 [FreeBSD]
        Installing fixesproto: 5.0 [FreeBSD]
        Installing xextproto: 7.3.0 [FreeBSD]
        Installing inputproto: 2.3 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libICE: 1.0.8_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing xf86vidmodeproto: 2.3.1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing damageproto: 1.2.1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing dri2proto: 2.8 [FreeBSD]
        Installing pciids: 20140502 [FreeBSD]
        Installing randrproto: 1.4.0 [FreeBSD]
        Installing renderproto: 0.11.1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libxcb: 1.10_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libSM: 1.2.2_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libpciaccess: 0.13.2_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libX11: 1.6.2_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXext: 1.3.2_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXt: 1.1.4_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXxf86vm: 1.1.3_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libdrm: 2.4.17_1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXrender: 0.9.8_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXfixes: 5.0.1_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXmu: 1.1.2_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXdamage: 1.1.4_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXrandr: 1.4.2_2 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libXi: 1.7.2_2,1 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libGL: 7.6.1_4 [FreeBSD]
        Installing libGLU: 9.0.0 [FreeBSD]
        Installing freeglut: 2.8.1_2 [FreeBSD]

The upgrade will require 33 MB more space

7 MB to be downloaded

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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