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  1. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    From the ports-announce mailing list:

    Full 250-line message here
     
  2. achix

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    Sounds good. Also some mechanism/hooks to peculiar upgrade situations would be nice to model. There must be such a mechanism if source compilation continues to be the main way of doing it.
     
  3. andyzammy

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    It sounds as though /usr/src/UPDATING is still going to be part of the ports implementation. I'm only just beginning to get a hang of using the ports system (with respect to upgrading - initial installs have been fine), so I haven't seen a really deep UPDATING entry, but the one's I've seen so far are along the lines of "X is depricated so uninstall X and use Y from now on", or "X has been split up into Y and Z so install and recompile -R and -r dependencies".
    These types of workarounds look like they could be automated. Is there any reason why that isn't happening? I did a quick search on UPDATING documentation but couldn't really find any, if anybody has any links to shed light on it that would be great too.

    Also, could someone post a complex UPDATING entry? That would probably show me.
     
  4. piggy

    piggy New Member

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    I agree, and I add: we don't need the same old third party, command line tool again.

    All this situation it is simply to solve like I said before: just FreeBSD Foundation have to invest on a binary upgrade server updated in the same time with the ports code collection and build a simple tool to use that server. Graphical is better, text is ok too.

    So I'm totally disinterested in that new third party project called pkgng and I haven't want to try it.
     
  5. avilla@

    avilla@ New Member Developer

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    This is not a third party application... It will completely replace pkg_add(1).
     
  6. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    piggy: pkgng is *exactly* what you are asking for. If you would take your head out of the sand for 10 seconds, you would notice that. Everything you have been screaming repeatedly over and over again about ... is being done in pkgng. With the sole exception of being graphical.

    But, I guess you just want to rant and rave over and over again about the same point, instead of actually investigating possible solutions and getting things done.
     
  7. aragon

    aragon New Member

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    Bombdiggity I can't wait to test this. I have first hand experience (read: pain) with the brokenness of pkg_install. :p
     
  8. piggy

    piggy New Member

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    Ok Phoenix, I will try it as fast as I have some spare time and a machine to experiment with.
     
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    Really looking forward to seeing that one.
     
  11. gkontos

    gkontos Member

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    It is really very good in action. I did some tests on a old desktop that I have. Setting up x11/xorg-minimal was a matter of a few minutes. The only problem is that I have found only 2 repositories which have vey old packages.
     
  12. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The database backend side of things work really well.

    The patch to portmaster to make it use the pkgng database works really well.

    Unfortunately, there's no i386 package repo available anywhere, so that's as far as I've been able to test. For now, I'll continue to use pkg_upgrade (from sysutils/bsdadminscripts). It's not perfect (and slow), but at least it works with the existing packages.

    Definitely a lot of potential in pkgng!!
     
  13. pkubaj

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    There's beta 2 already. But I'm not sure, but I think there's a bug in a patch for portmaster. Having patched it, it still wanted to upgrade the ports according to what pkg_version shows. I read through the patch and ran
    Code:
    export use_pkgng=1
    which made portmaster run as it should. That's why I think that there should be some if that would set the value of use_pkgng.
     
  14. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You have to add
    Code:
    use_pkgng=yes
    into /usr/local/etc/portmaster.rc (or your personal .portmasterrc) file.
     
  15. jb_fvwm2

    jb_fvwm2 Member

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    Beta3 is already here. I would run
    Code:
     portmaster check-depends && pkgdb -F --omit-check 
    first if convenient. (Less errors running the following code box)...(BTW Found one port which had to be removed temporarily for )
    Code:
     pkg2ng 
    ( to run to completion. ) (Using unpatched portmaster so far... not a lot of time to test.)
    Also,
    Code:
     script -a pkg2ng.log pkg2ng 
    found many conflicts... such as weblint; p5-HTML-Lint etc etc ("they install into the same place" a file)
     
  16. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    pkgdb is part of ports-mgmt/portupgrade. If you're using portmaster, why would you have portupgrade installed? ;)
     
  17. jb_fvwm2

    jb_fvwm2 Member

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    To keep
    Code:
    pkgdb -F --omit-check
    around... unsure of its exact replacement with other tools... (It informs of stuff I've accidentally desinstalled, for instance.)
     
  18. pkubaj

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    What about # portmaster --check-depends ?
     
  19. jb_fvwm2

    jb_fvwm2 Member

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    It works similarly, maybe could serve as a replacement ( I run it with the "-y" parameter).
     
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    Wow is this for real? :)
     
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    webugz New Member

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    Thanks! I missed that.
     
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  25. DemoDoG

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    Does it work good enough so that I could install Xorg and a small window manager with pkgng and get the same versions as I get from ports?