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Date:      Fri, 20 May 2016 08:57:39 -0500
From:      Tim Daneliuk <tundra@tundraware.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: pkgdb And pkgng?
Message-ID:  <573F17D3.3040007@tundraware.com>
In-Reply-To: <20160520154642.fa93d2d6.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <573E4312.5090505@tundraware.com> <8f43564f-db32-aa2d-d524-49309f22e366@infracaninophile.co.uk> <20160520124143.49283528@gumby.homeunix.com> <154ce5ce4b8.279f.0b331fcf0b21179f1640bd439e3f4a1e@tundraware.com> <20160520154642.fa93d2d6.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On 05/20/2016 08:46 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2016 08:31:15 -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> I install from ports not packages and occasionally have to do a forced 
>> removal to get an upgrade to work.
> 
> If I understand the pkg mechanism correctly, this doesn't make any
> difference. Issuing "make install" creates a pkg-style package which
> then gets installed, and "make deinstall" lets pkg remove installed
> software. Both tasks involve dealing with the package database.
> 
> 


Except that recently, port upgrades have been failing and - in one case -
a manual make reinstall didn't do the trick.  I had to do a pkg remove -fx
and then reinstall.  In that case, I wonder if the things dependent on the
package I removed are noted by the package management system.

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