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

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Tue May 20 12:15:14 UTC 2014

On Tue, 20 May 2014 09:19:29 +0700 Victor Sudakov wrote:
> 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]

Does the [sibptus] versus [FreeBSD] here mean you are mixing two
package repositories maybe?

In any case.  I think you'll have better luck getting answers on the
freebsd-ports mailing list.  All things ports and packages are discussed

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