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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:27:07 -0400
From:      Greg Larkin <>
To:        Maks Verver <>
Cc:        Pieter Donche <>, "mail.list freebsd-questions" <>
Subject:   Re: gtar-1.22_1, lzmautils-4.32.7 and xz-4.999.9
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Maks Verver wrote:
> Pieter Donche wrote:
>> ===>  xz-4.999.9 conflicts with installed package(s):
>>       lzmautils-4.32.7
> The XZ utils are intended to replace the LZMA utils, so the xz port was
> added and the lzmautils port removed. This is why you got the
> "comparison failed" message: portversion wasn't able to compare port
> versions because the port doesn't exist anymore.
> Apparently, portupgrade isn't able to handle package moves
> automatically, so you'll have to deinstall lzmautils manually, and then
> let gtar pull in the xz ports.
> Kind regards,
> Maks Verver.

Portupgrade can handle the package move with a little extra help from an
entry in /usr/ports/UPDATING and the correct command argument ("-o
ORIGIN").  For instance, see this entry in the file:

  AFFECTS: users of devel/libtool15 and devel/libltdl15
  portupgrade -o devel/libtool22 libtool-1.5\*
  portupgrade -o devel/libltdl22 libltdl-1.5\*

The committer hasn't added an entry to UPDATING yet, but it's a good
idea in this situation.

Best regards,
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