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Date:      Mon, 7 Dec 2015 10:21:54 -0553.75
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <>
Subject:   Re: [Phishing]Re: Migrating to FreeBSD from Debian
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On 12/07/15 10:00, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Dec 2015, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>> But we should warn then about not mixing ports & packages. I agree,
>>> pkg is a good choice [when pkg only].
>> That's gradually become a much smaller issue than it used to be.
> What does the warning mean? That once I have installed a single 
> package I can never use ports? So if I want a port, and already have 
> packages, I have to uninstall all of the packages first and can never 
> in the future install any package? That seems extreme. Or is there a 
> less restrictive interpretation that is more correct?
> daniel feenberg
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My 1st hand experience has been that the last one wins. If you install a 
port, then do a pkg upgrade on that port/pkg *& a newer pkg exists*, it 
will overwrite your handiwork using ports, Same thing other way, AFAIK. 
In my case, I use portmaster to maintain libflash support for browsers, 
& there is no pkg available due to licensing issues, so I am OK. But you 
can wind up w/ unexpected results, mostly 'last one wins' overwrites if 
you aren't paying attention to what you are doing. Go w/ pkg & use ports 
when necessary or needed for machine-specific optimizations (for 
example). $0.02, no more, no less ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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