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

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue May 20 17:25:14 UTC 2014

Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > 
> > 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?

Certainly. What's wrong with that?

I keep a repository called "sibptus" for packages which I need
compiled with special options. There are maybe 70 or 80 such packages
together with the dependencies.


All the rest I expect to download from the FreeBSD repository.

> 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
> there.

Thanks for the hint.

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

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