pkg question

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Mon Jan 7 22:37:59 UTC 2019

--On January 7, 2019 at 9:04:34 PM +0000 Paul Macdonald via 
freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> I historically build stuff from ports, for all the obvious reasons, but i
> can of course see the benefits of using binary packages
> I'm confused re the below though, can someone please enlighten me as to
> why bind-tools would need removed in this scenario, and why a deprecated
> version of perl would be required (and perl 5.28 is installed)?
> llvm is obviously not a quick port to build.
> (i'm hoping perhaps i'm doing something wrong here)
> System is FBSD 11.2, amd64
> pkg/FreeBSD.conf is: url: "pkg+${ABI}/latest",
> -------
># pkg upgrade llvm60
> Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
> FreeBSD repository is up to date.
> All repositories are up to date.
> The following 3 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
> Installed packages to be REMOVED:
>          bind-tools-9.12.3P1
> New packages to be INSTALLED:
>          perl5.24: 5.24.4_2
> Installed packages to be UPGRADED:
>          llvm60: 6.0.1_4 -> 6.0.1_5
> Number of packages to be removed: 1
> Number of packages to be installed: 1
> Number of packages to be upgraded: 1

This is precisely why I do not build from packages. The only time I install 
a port from packages is when it fails to build and is a required dependency 
for other ports.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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