On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 10:24:51 +0100 (BST), Dave Goode <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in newsgroup bish.lists.freebsd.questions:
> Is this a wise move? One of the things I've liked about FreeBSD over the years > is that it just works (most of the time!), with no compulsion to move to the > next version. If this is the case, surely we are now compelled to upgrade or > patch whether we want to or not? > I hope this new development is either backed out, or made backwards-compatible > in some way to permit versions < 4,8 to continue working. I agree. I'm in the dark as much as you, but it may be an oversight - whoever made the code change may not have realised the new pkg_info was so recent.. I don't know. I run 4.5 on my router, and 5.1 on my desktop, but my server is still on 4.4 (its colocated, so rather tricky to update, and its quite busy) I expect its reasonable to say 4.4 is too old (I'm planning on updating it soon) but if I was on 4.6.2 I'd expect a bit more life out of it before things stop working! >> As a work around, if you define the environment variable >> FORCE_PKG_REGISTER to anything from the command line before running >> the install, it will work (as it will skip the part that checks if the port >> is already installed.) > > Thanks, Jamie. I'll give that a try today and see if it works for me. Since writing that last message, I've updated my pkg_info. For my machine on 4.4 I needed to download and replace /usr/share/Mk/* and then /usr/src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/* Your /usr/share/Mk may be recent enough.. I don't know. from there, cd to /usr/src/usr.sbin/pkg_install and make make install make clean Alternatively, download my binaries, made from 4.8-release sources. De-tar the bzipped archive, and move the files from usr.sbin into /usr/sbin and the files from usr.share.man.man1 into /usr/share/man/man1 - being careful to preserve file permissions. http://www.bishopston.com/jamie/pkg_install/pkg_install_binaries_4.8.tar.bz2 (approx 90K) Cheers, Jamie -- Jamie Jones, http://www.bishopston.com/jamie/ ---- 164 days to Christmas! Word of the day: "otorhinolaryngologist" ----- "I'm not big, and I'm not clever - and I'm definitely not funny." ----------------- "They love their Parasite God - Yet they crucify me." ------- The valid reply address on this posting expires in 7 days time. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"