pkgng error when installing

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Tue Nov 14 09:42:08 UTC 2017

On 13/11/2017 21:10, Andrew W via freebsd-questions wrote:
> When installing a package Im getting /usr/local/lib/
> Undefined symbol "utimensat"
> Got this twice on two different machines with two different packages.
> Immediately before both times pkgng updated itself to the latest version
> so it would appear that upgrade has gone wrong somwhere.
> Has anyone else experienced this?

Yes, this issue has been done to death on the lists quite recently.  You
are trying to install packages compiled for a newer version of the OS
than you have installed.  As you have discovered, this is not guaranteed
to work, and you should update your machines to a currently supported
release if you want to carry on using the FreeBSD supplied packages.



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