package management

  1. C

    Please add better version management in the pkg install.

    There has to be a minimal_tested_target_level or something to have sepperate versions of the package uploaded for different freebsd releases, keeping it compatible. I prefer FreeBSD 11.4 over newer because of SCO unix SVR compatibility, but a lot of BSD packages, I can't install. This is a main...
  2. C

    Multiple Versions of Ports?

    My current issue revolves around apache24 and gitea and a few other ports requiring postgresql12-client as a connector, which blocks the installation of postgresql14-client needed by postgresql14-server to play around with some of the newer features in my home lab, and I'd be curious about a...
  3. Nick-6

    How to mix port and packages with poudriere?

    I'm running FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE on VirtualBox (RAM - 5000 MiB , Processor - 1, SSD - 18 GiB) hosted by Debian Buster. Almost all of the available binary packages in FreeBSD satisfy my need. I just need to build only one package with custom options which is ffmpeg. I won't remove it's default...
  4. B

    Cleanup and switch fromports to packages

    I have a server running 11.3-p7 that has been upgraded over time since about 2009. When I originally built it, I chose not to use packages and I have been regretting that decision for years due to how much time it takes to handle updates. As I did not initially intend for it to be a server, I...
  5. B

    Troubleshooting Shared libs required for third party package

    Hi all, I am trying to understand how to troubleshoot an issue I have with a third party package in a jail. In short, I have two jails, emby and emby2, both setup on 11.2-RELEASE and created using iocage on zfs dataset. In the emby jail, I have the third party emby-server package installed...
  6. N

    looking for old ports/packages

    Hi, I am looking for following version ports cmake-3.7.2 cmake-modules-3.7.2 git-2.12.1 sqlite3-3.18.0 ruby21-2.1.10_1,1 rsync-3.1.2_6 Above listed ports are not available on http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/ I checked all releases and quarterly folders but same version ports are not...
  7. ShelLuser

    [Guide] About ports and (binary) packages

    Hi gang! Introduction (editorial section) Every once in a while we see new(er) users who get utterly confused with the whole ports collection and the package management system and as a result they're often having a hard time trying to understand how this whole thing actually works. Now, I...
  8. ompadu

    Install package as a dependency

    Hello, I am coming from Arch Linux and I am trying to find the correct pkg flag to replicate the pacman -S --asdeps package_name behavior. Context on what this command is and what am I trying to achieve from the pacman wiki: Translating from Arch Linux to FreeBSD: opphan packages in Arch are...
  9. S

    mixing binary packages and compiled ports - keeping it up to date

    Setting: FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE I have binary packages installed using pkg. Works great and fine in itself. I have installed from source some ports as the options used in the binary version was not what I needed. Works great and fine in itself. Mixing both as such works as advertised, but I'm...
  10. ronaldlees

    pkg update

    I usually compile the pkg program from ports, using saved source. Hence, no binary pkg bootstrapping installation is ever needed when I use (personally) archived packages. Usually, when I decide to use the "pkg install" command to retrieve a package not yet in my personal archives, the "pkg...
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