pkgdb And pkgng?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Fri May 20 13:58:14 UTC 2016

On 05/20/2016 08:46 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2016 08:31:15 -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> I install from ports not packages and occasionally have to do a forced 
>> removal to get an upgrade to work.
> If I understand the pkg mechanism correctly, this doesn't make any
> difference. Issuing "make install" creates a pkg-style package which
> then gets installed, and "make deinstall" lets pkg remove installed
> software. Both tasks involve dealing with the package database.

Except that recently, port upgrades have been failing and - in one case -
a manual make reinstall didn't do the trick.  I had to do a pkg remove -fx
and then reinstall.  In that case, I wonder if the things dependent on the
package I removed are noted by the package management system.

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