I have an old system which is running 6.1.5. The installed packages on
it were mixed and obsolete. Being slow and with little ram, I thought
that upgrading everything with binary packages would be the best bet.
I learned about the existence of pkg_chk -b -u and it sounded perfect!
As a repository I used:
The effect is a bit a disaster:
Missing: devel/apr devel/apr-util sysutils/dbus textproc/icu www/serf
devel/apr devel/apr-util sysutils/dbus textproc/icu www/serf devel/atk
devel/cmake devel/glib2 devel/gobject-introspection devel/pango
devel/subversion-base editors/emacs24 editors/vim-gtk2 fonts/harfbuzz
graphics/cairo-gobject graphics/gdk-pixbuf2 graphics/librsvg lang/clang
multimedia/gst-plugins0.10-base multimedia/gstreamer0.10 net/libIDL
sysutils/desktop-file-utils textproc/libcroco textproc/xmlrpc-c
wm/windowmaker www/seamonkey x11/gtk2
and, indeed most of these packages do not exist: some of them are
"important" like icu, subversion-base, clang
I checked also in older builds and it is missing in 6.1.x
Interestingly I checked here:
And some of the packages I am missing were recently built for 6.0 (e.g.
subversion-base, seamonkey). Why not for 6.1.x?
Do you think I can mix 6.0 and 6.1 up? I still do miss windowmaker,
clang and icu. though
Second, I bumped into a problem I have seen other have issues with:
upgrading of osabi and x11-links fails, because it says that I have a
different platform than the host it was built on. No solution for this?
I even thought: fine, let me build osabi from source and try upgrading
again, but still pkg_chk would want to upgrade (actually, downgrade) my
freshly built osabi package.