pkg upgrade problem

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Sat May 16 23:44:02 UTC 2015

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at> wrote:

> I just tried to do a 'pkg upgrade -y' from the console CLI as root. I
> redirected all output to a file, which I list below:
> [root at kabini1, /etc, 6:40:13pm] 333 % cat LIST.pkg-upgrade.May2015.txt
> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> Fetching meta.txz... done
> Fetching packagesite.txz... done
> Processing entries... done
> FreeBSD repository update completed. 23971 packages processed.
> Checking for upgrades (536 candidates)... done
> Processing candidates (536 candidates)... done
> pkg: Cannot solve problem using SAT solver:
> pkg: cannot find libreoffice in the request
> pkg: cannot solve job using SAT solver
> [root at kabini1, /etc, 6:40:16pm] 334 %
> I had cleaned out the /var/db/pkg/ directory of old repo data & meta data.
> How do I work around this ? Is this a problem w/ remote repos, or something
> at my end (possibly including pilot error :-/ ) ? TIA & have a nice weekend
> ....

I wonder if you have the latest version of pkg (can you please check you
have 1.5.2 by typing pkg -v).

Perhaps try updating pkg first using "pkg upgrade pkg". Then once again try
your "pkg upgrade".



From: Benjamin Woods
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