pkg question upgrade question

doug at doug at
Mon Mar 9 21:31:28 UTC 2015

On Mon, 9 Mar 2015, Mike Clarke wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Mar 2015 21:31:33 +0100
> Julien Cigar <jcigar at> wrote:
>> 1) tigervnc depends on graphics/png (direct dependency)
>> 2) you did "pkg upgrade tigervnc"
>> 3) there was an upgrade for graphics/png too, with a shared library bump
>> 4) pkg upgraded tigervnc, png, and other dependencies
>> AFAIK pkg doesn't handle this scenario properly as reverse dependencies
>> of graphics/png aren't upgraded at the same time... and you end up with
>> a semi-"broken" system :(
>> I hope this will be fixed in a close future as this is pretty annoying
>> and limiting
> In the meantime the way to avoid this is to run pkg upgrade before
> installing any new package.
> It's quite likely that running pkg upgrade now will rectify the problem.

Thank guys. pkg was up-to-date. The message I got said it was going to install 
the single package. The install process have no wanring. I later hit the problem 
when I used one of the affected packages. As I was 1500 miles from the 
workstation and xfce was included in the 138 packages a 'pkg upgrade' was going 
to hit, upgrading was not in the cards. I could use the system just not any of 
the 68 packages that were invalidated.

A warning would have been nice. I believe as, I have no need to have the latest 
stuff, if I can find, I will see how that works. Going with a new 
system is probably quicker that the upgrade process will be.

I thought be point of having an installed DB on my system is that pkg could have 
said what was going to be deinstalled. I did not need tigerVNC that badly. If 
anyone knows how to check for this issue that would be as good as a fix.

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