Am I mistaken, or have things started to get awfully complicated when it comes to some packages? I've recently become convinced that there is a memory leak in the version of Firefox I've been running, which has made my personal workstation grind to a near halt. So I thought - ....... I understand where you're coming from. I can offer an obsevation and a suggestion: firefox seems to have stability/bloat issues, and it's not clear that's about NetBSD. There are a huge number of package dependencies. The pkgsrc stable branches are much more stable than head. I would suggest that you install from binary packages built for your os release and the most recent branch, and stick with that. When updating, it may be best to remove all old packages and then add the new ones. There are tools that I don't really understand for managing binary packages. Certainly there is pkg_chk, but also pkgin, which is on my list of things to understand. I believe that it's intended to support your use case. I personally build from source and use pkg_rolling-replace to manage it, but I do that partly because I commit to pkgsrc fairly often. I don't necessarily recomend that to new users.
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