freebsd packages going the debian way!

Mike the.lists at
Mon Oct 15 16:16:35 UTC 2018

On 10/15/2018 11:09 AM, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the follow-up.

I had been using ports and pkg on the same machine without issues, so I
was wondering what the reason was for the warning.

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