On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 08:51:50PM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote: > I've encountered three annoying problems since doing the upgrade from > 6.1-RELEASE to 6.2-RELEASE using the upgrade option when booting from the > installation CD. This is on a Dell Inspiron XPS (3.4 GHz P4 w/HTT enabled > and 1 GB of memory). > > 1) The ports and packages subsystems are as fragile as ever (no big > surprise). I was able to add packages for less than a day before > it broke. Sometimes I can still add or delete a package, but > in at least one case, I can't because pkg_add says that an earlier > version of the package is already installed, while an attempt to > remove the earlier version using pkg_delete gets a message saying > that no such package is installed. Apparently, pkg_add and > pkg_delete do not refer to the same indicators of whether a > particular package is actually installed. Attempting to build ports > fails while trying to build dependency ports, which was what led > to attempt to remove libtool and then add the newer version. I'll > try to get a PR together and submitted soon.
It is recommended to use an upgrade tool like portupgrade instead of trying to use pkg_add/pkg_delete "by hand". It is too easy to misuse them and leave your system in an inconsistent state, as yours apparently has become. Kris
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