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Re: updating pkg osabi/x11-links

On 19 May 2014 17:18, Greg Troxel <> wrote:
> Chavdar Ivanov <> writes:
>> On 19 May 2014 16:38, Riccardo Mottola 
>> <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Greg Troxel wrote:
>>>> Really, when you update pkgsrc, it's only safe to rebuild things in
>>>> order (but of course many other things work).  That's why pkg_rr was
>>>> written.
>> If one follows -current and uses pkg_rolling-replace, osabi always
>> fails if the minor -current version has been changed. That's why I
>> manually update the packages depending on osabi as explained earlier,
>> and then run pkg_rr. But of course that is not a fault of pkgsrc -
>> after all, it hasn't been designed to cope with the simultaneous
>> change of the layered software and the operating system.
> I think pkgsrc should cope with that situation (but agree that it
> doesn't and it's in need of a patch).
> I'd say it's a bug in osabi if one can't do 'make replace' and just get
> an osabi package with a newer version.  Of course, the depending
> packages need to be (and should be) marked unsafe_depends, but there are
> sometimes issues when there's logic to try to prevent that situation.
> Are you saying that make replace doesn't work,

I might have to retract what I said earlier - 'make replace' in
pkgtools/osabi used to fail for me, not any more:
➜  osabi  make replace
===> Checking for vulnerabilities in osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
===> Installing for osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
=> Automatic manual page handling
=> Creating binary package
===> Replacing for osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
WARNING: experimental target - DATA LOSS MAY OCCUR.
Creating binary package: osabi-NetBSD-6.99.40
Creating package /usr/pkgsrc/pkgtools/osabi/work/osabi-NetBSD-6.99.40
===> Updating using binary package of osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
/usr/sbin/pkg_add -K /var/db/pkg -U -D
pkg_add: Dependency of lsof-4.87 fulfilled by osabi-NetBSD-6.99.40,
but not by osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
pkg_add: Dependency of x11-links-0.89 fulfilled by
osabi-NetBSD-6.99.40, but not by osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
➜  osabi  pkg_info osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41
Information for osabi-NetBSD-6.99.41:

pkg_rolling-replace will have to be checked in this contextm though.
I'll try this tomorrow.


> or that pkg_chk/pkg_rr
> doesn't consider it out of date, or something else?


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