I need a little advise on FreeBSD package management, I am kind of new to the FreeBSD package management thing and so I am sure this is a very basic question.
I just installed 6.2 and apparently it installed the mysql-client 5.0 package. I want to get mysql up to 5.1 from the /usr/ports directory, figuring the most recent version in the ports directory is better. So, I built the mysql51 port and when it came time to do "make install" it complained that mysql 5.0 was already in place and I should delete it first: ># make install >===> Installing for mysql-client-5.1.11 > >===> mysql-client-5.1.11 conflicts with installed package(s): > mysql-client-5.0.27 > > They install files into the same place. > Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1). >*** Error code 1 > >Stop in /usr/ports/databases/mysql51-client. > Fair enough, but when I look at the pkg_info for 5.0.27: >$ pkg_info mysql-client-5.0.27 >Information for mysql-client-5.0.27: > >Comment: >Multithreaded SQL database (client) > > >Required by: >koffice-1.5.2,2 >kde-3.5.4 > > >Description: >MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user and robust SQL >(Structured Query Language) database server. > >WWW: http://www.mysql.com/ > >- Alex Dupre >[EMAIL PROTECTED] And indeed pkg_delete doesn't allow me to delete the package due to the dependencies: ># pkg_delete mysql-client-5.0.27 >pkg_delete: package 'mysql-client-5.0.27' is required by these other >packages >and may not be deinstalled: >koffice-1.5.2,2 >kde-3.5.4 So, is the right answer to use pkg_delete -f and force the delete and then install mysql 5.1 and hope that koffice and kde are OK with the change ? That seems a bit brutal, but I can't seem to find any kind of a pkg_update option. I really just want to get a mysql server on the machine, but the mysql51-server port complained there weas no mysql-51-client. I assume I can install the mysql50-server, but I might as well go with the latest and greatest if I can. Thanks Chris Kottaridis ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"