Strange outcome: different outcomes from portmaster and pkg upgrade

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Sat Mar 7 19:38:03 UTC 2020

On 3/6/20 8:07 AM, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:

> On Thu, 5 Mar 2020 15:25:31 -0600
> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> On 3/5/20 6:24 AM, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>>> Presumably your packages are up to date with the repository, but not
>>> the ports tree.
>> The ports tree is updated daily through a script in
>> /etc/periodic/daily.
>> [root at colo11 /usr/home/schmehl]# cat /etc/periodic/daily/190.portsnap
>> #!/bin/sh
>> /usr/sbin/portsnap cron
>> /usr/sbin/portsnap update
>> ...
>> I just ran it manually, but it didn't update any of the affected
>> ports.
> Packages are built from the ports tree, so can lag behind it. You have
> to wait for the packages to catch up.

Just an FYI for anyone following this thread. I resolved the issue with 
gnutls by disabling the TPM option, which allowed the port to build as 
well as the two others that depended upon it.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
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