pkg upgrade not working properly [was: pkgng messed up]
Nagy László Zsolt
gandalf at shopzeus.com
Thu May 22 16:14:11 UTC 2014
2014.05.21. 20:45, Nagy László Zsolt wrote:
>> You need to identify every package generating these sort of conflicts,
>> and then tell pkg that it should use a different port (identified by
>> port origin) for any upgrades using 'pkg set' like so:
>> pkg set -o category/old-port:category/new-port
>> So in the case of replacing postgresql93-client with postgresql90-client
>> you run:
>> pkg set -o
>> Now when you run your 'pkg upgrade' it will tell you it is upgrading
>> (sic) postgresql93-client to postgresql90-client.
> Thank you. It is funny I have already tried this but in the other
> direction e.g.
> pkg set -o
> I guess I did that because it was that way with the old portmaster.
> This trick helped me with postgresql, but not with perl. Here is the
> pkg set -o lang/perl5.16:lang/perl5.12
> pkg upgrade
> Then I still get these messages:
> pkg: WARNING: locally installed perl-5.12.4_4 conflicts on
> /usr/local/man/man1/xsubpp.1.gz with:
> - perl5-5.16.3_9
> Which is silly because the locally installed perl is NOT 5.12 but 5.14:
> root at backup:/usr/ports # perl -version
> This is perl 5, version 14, subversion 4 (v5.14.4) built for
> And hey, perl5.12 is not under ports/lang anymore. What can I do with
All right, I guess nobody knows the answer. I give up on this one. Very
bad first impression on pkg!
Next question: how do I remove all packages and reinstall all of them
completely, from binaries?
Is this possible with the pkg command? Or should I use pkg_delete
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