Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:09:00 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Mike <the.lists@mgm51.com>
Subject:   Re: freebsd packages going the debian way!
Message-ID:  <20181015160900.767a01052e9642d87f6a3ba0@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <1845546f-470c-4a5f-7118-24cab613e4e0@mgm51.com>
References:  <CAPu-kW-jOpCL93G6YubPaJZQOkTYa5UzrYabdg-WbcbQje8obQ@mail.gmail.com> <049b9e13-688c-39ba-9d77-50e630dc9b6f@kicp.uchicago.edu> <1845546f-470c-4a5f-7118-24cab613e4e0@mgm51.com>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:58:53 -0400
Mike via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> What is the reason for not using ports and pkg on the same machine?

	There are a number of difficulties:

1: Making sure that your ports tree is in sync with the one used for
   package building.
2: Preventing pkg from replacing your ports during pkg upgrade (careful use
   of pkg lock is required)
3: Dependencies built with different options may not always work.

	I've found it fairly easy to handle a few leaf packages as ports
more than that is likely to get fiddly.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?20181015160900.767a01052e9642d87f6a3ba0>