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Date:      Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:04:46 -0500
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <>
Subject:   Re: A lot of pkg problems
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On 09/16/14 15:25, Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> Coert:
>> Upgraded to version 1.3.7, was on an older one indeed. Was running 
>> 1.2.4_1 Still having issues though, for now I just stick to release/0 
>> and pkg version 1.2.4_1 Going to try an upgrade later 
> I really don't know why pkg should be used in this stage. I seldom 
> have seen so much negative side effects with using a program as with 
> this one.
> Is the program not tested thouroughly or am I just too stupid to 
> understand? Last time I used it, my complete php port system got 
> damaged and had to reinstall BSD from scratch in order to get my 
> active ports in line again.
> Please understand that writing this is no offence to the author of 
> pkg; I really respect all effort that is put in it - I just don't 
> understand why it causes me/us so much trouble using it.
> BR, Jos Chrispijn
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I have posted a fair amount of questions/issues w/ pkg as well. I think 
most of the problems are with documentation. The interactions between 
ports & pkgs as managed by pkg are not necessarily intuitive, & *ALL* 
documentation (man pages, 'pkg help ....', & online docs) are mum on 
that matter. There are some files/metadata/etc. that apparently are used 
by both packages (ports & pkg), & it is maddeningly easy to run afoul of 
those interactions, at least for me. I have boiled it down to 'always do 
whatever you are going to do w/ pkg *1st*, then mess w/ ports' .... That 
is working for me, but my setup is pretty simplistic .... YMMV, IANAL, & 
all that rot ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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