Cannot pkg upgrade WindowMaker 0.95.7 -> 0.95.8

James Geering j.geering at
Mon Oct 9 17:02:42 UTC 2017

Marco, thank you!
By the way I've read a lot of the documentation and it is excellent;
even so it still leaves one with pockets 
of misunderstandings or conceptual voids.  As a new user to freeBSD one
has so many questions that
it is easy to miss the wood for the trees.
Many thanks!

-----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 18:42:22 +0200 (CEST)

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

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

If you want to use ports then you have to update your local portstree and 
build it locally. If you want to use the pkg then you have to wait until 
the windowmaker pkg arrives in the pkg repository.

Perhaps best thing to do first is to read the handbook about pkg/ports:


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