FreeBSD did it again (still)

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Wed Jul 5 21:21:20 UTC 2017

On 7/5/2017 4:31 PM, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> On 2017-07-06 01:54, Baho Utot wrote:
>> Up graded an old laptop from 10.1 to 11.0-p10.  I then checked out 
>> the latest quarterly ports.  I figured that FreeBSD would barf and I 
>> was not disappointed. Built the ports with synth and then I installed 
>> them, xorg promptly shit itself.
>> So I typed pkg autoremove just for shits and giggles.  Before the 
>> upgrade pkg autoremove did nothing ( nothing to remove ) the latest 
>> pkg wanted to remove all of Xorg and some other things but not remove 
>> lumina.  Figure that one out.
>> Working on figuring this out.
>> Can you tell me why FreeBSD doesn't need versioned ports again? I am 
>> just looking for something that works, I don't need the last version 
>> of xyz that just came off the press.
>> Thinking I may need to leave FreeBSD and find something that is 
>> stable/works.  An upgrade from a recent version should not requir 
>> days to weeks to get it to work.
> Hi,
> Not sure what you are aiming at here but - just felt I had to comment.
> You are probably right that there must be cohersion between packages 
> and system when using prebuilt binaries.
> My way of doing it is the opposite, everything is compiled from 
> source, the classic *nix way. This way, FreeBSD has never let me down.
> I think the best approach if you have an older system where it takes 
> ages to compile, you really need to follow a strict path using 
> packages. On a more recent system, nothing beats source builds.
> There has been a lot of discussion over this matter recently, please 
> understand that this is not RedHat or Ubuntu, the resources needed to 
> keep up with building binaries are limited in comparison. If you need 
> prebuilt packages, please just contribute to the work.
> Just my SEK 0.2
> //per

I built the ports from svn source using synth I did not use prebuilt 
binaries.  I did do it the classic *nix way.

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