Cannot pkg upgrade WindowMaker 0.95.7 -> 0.95.8

James Geering j.geering at
Mon Oct 9 15:16:35 UTC 2017

Ah ok thank you, so I think you mean I have to get explicitly the
port using SVN ? and then build it locally?

-----Original Message-----From: Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at>
Reply-to: Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at>
To: James Geering <j.geering at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Cannot pkg upgrade WindowMaker 0.95.7 -> 0.95.8
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:28:03 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 9 Oct 2017, the wise James Geering wrote:

> Hi All, I have just noticed that WindowMaker 0.95.8 has been released in 
> the freshports site; previously I was incorrectly trying to build this 
> myself from the windowmaker site.  So now I see I'm able to utilise the 
> binary package manager directly.
> freeBSD Version 11.1-release #0 r321309 amd64. WindowMaker 0.95.7.
> When I run "pkg version -vL=" the output does indeed show that 
> windowmaker-0.95.7_5 requires updating to 0.95.8, however, when I try 
> and run "pkg upgrade windowmaker" it reports that it I already have the 
> latest version. I also perform a "portsnap fetch update" but this did 
> not change. the outcome. What am I missing here please? - it seems like 
> these steps should work. Many thanks, James

The x11-wm/windowmaker port has been updated, but the pkg isn't available 
yet. If I'm correct, the pkg repository is updated every 3 months, so it 
would be available in Q4.

If you want to use windowmaker 0.95.8 now, best thing to do is use the 


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