pkg upgrade firefox hoses mate

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Thu Dec 20 16:44:45 UTC 2018

On Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:58:47 -0500, Scott Ballantyne stated:

>On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:26 AM Arthur Chance <freebsd at> wrote:
>> On 20/12/2018 15:06, Scott Ballantyne wrote:  
>> > Good morning all,
>> > This is on a 10.4-release-p9 freebsd system.  
>> 10.4 hit end of life at the end of October so there's no guarantee any
>> port will work with it. You need to upgrade to 11 or 12.
>Yes, so I gather. However, I would draw a distinction between a port
>'failing to work' and
>a port destroying a necessary function of a previously working system...

To paraphrase something I once heard a speaker say, "It is not the OS's job
to stop a user from shooting themselves in the foot, but rather to deliver
the bullet with a high degree of accuracy."

More than once, I have crashed a system with an upgrade/update.

If you have the option, do a "fresh" install of FreeBSD 12. The
"freebsd-update" program will leave you with more problems.


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