freebsd packages going the debian way!

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Mon Oct 15 15:09:21 UTC 2018

On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:58:53 -0400
Mike via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> What is the reason for not using ports and pkg on the same machine?

	There are a number of difficulties:

1: Making sure that your ports tree is in sync with the one used for
   package building.
2: Preventing pkg from replacing your ports during pkg upgrade (careful use
   of pkg lock is required)
3: Dependencies built with different options may not always work.

	I've found it fairly easy to handle a few leaf packages as ports
more than that is likely to get fiddly.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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