pkg keeps wanting to install python27 but nothing uses it
list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Wed Jul 17 09:12:01 UTC 2019
My systems have the public FreeBSD pkg repo disabled and instead install
from a local repo built using poudriere. The current repo, built from
branch 2019Q3 r506787, doesn't have a python27 pkg in it because
everything uses python36.
On a few systems (e.g., the poudriere build server), I must have the
stock FreeBSD repo enabled. There, pkg insists on installing python27
from the FreeBSD repo. If I run pkg-autoremove afterward, it gets
deleted, yielding an endless loop of pkg-upgrade insisting python27
needs to be installed, and pkg-autoremove insisting it doesn't.
The usual incantation of:
# pkg clean -a
# pkg update -f
# pkg upgrade -f
didn't fix it. Why is pkg insisting I have python27 installed?
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