Resolving package conflicts (pkg set -o?)
norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Sun Aug 12 18:12:13 UTC 2018
Or (the same question more compactly expressed) is there a general
strategy for dealing with package conflicts, where two packages install
files at the same path?
On 10 Aug 2018, at 18:10, Norman Gray wrote:
> When installing the 'ceph' package, I get an error:
> pkg: openldap-client-2.4.46 conflicts with openldap-sasl-client-2.4.46
> (installs files into the same place). Problematic file:
> I'm not sure how best to resolve this. Can anyone offer advice?
> This happens because I've installed the openldap-sasl-client package
> in preference to openldap-client (or rather, the nss-pam-ldapd-sasl
> package installs the former rather than the latter). I take it that
> the two packages would be broadly equivalent in function from the
> point of view of dependencies. However I'm not sure what the real
> difference is between these two alternatives.
> One way of resolving this appears to be to use pkg set -o
> net/openldap24-client:net/openldap24-sasl-client, as mentioned in a
> UPDATING entry of 20121212 (I haven't tried this yet).
> However the pkg-set(8) manpage suggests this is deprecated, I can't
> find any way to reverse this if I mess up, and the discussion at
> <https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/pkg-list-origins.53689/> suggests
> this is a rather desperate measure, in the sense that (I quote)
> 'there's no going back', and there seems to be no way to discover
> later what fixes have been applied. That is, this sounds highly
> breakable, and pretty clearly not TRTTD.
> Section 4 of the handbook doesn't seem to cover this situation.
> I can't think of where else to look.
> I (vaguely) imagine I could get round this by installing ceph's
> dependencies via pkg by hand, and then building net/ceph using
> portmaster. Though I see that that has an 'R-dep' on openldap-client,
> so that might just be a longer route to the same problem.
> I don't really want to build ceph from source. I doubt that'd be hard
> to do, but it'd be annoying to maintain (and hence errorprone).
> I can't be the first to have this type of problem, so I expect I'm
> missing something pretty obvious.
> Best wishes,
> Norman Gray : https://nxg.me.uk
> SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
Norman Gray : https://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
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