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pkg/42066: pkg_add -f doesn't work as documented
>Synopsis: pkg_add -f doesn't work as documented
>Arrival-Date: Tue Sep 15 14:10:00 +0000 2009
>Originator: Adam Hamsik
NetBSD x350 5.99.17 NetBSD 5.99.17 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Sep 14 09:47:31 UTC 2009
pkg_add -f doesn't force installation of package even if dependencies are not
x350# pkg_add -f ./scmgit-base-184.108.40.206.tgz
pkg_add: Warning: package `scmgit-base-220.127.116.11' was built for a platform:
pkg_add: NetBSD/i386 5.0 (pkg) vs. NetBSD/i386 5.99.17 (this host)
pkg_add: no pkg found for 'tk>=8.4', sorry.
pkg_add: Can't install dependency tk>=8.4
pkg_add: 1 package addition failed
-f Force installation to proceed even if prerequisite packages are
not installed or the install script fails. Although pkg_add will
still try to find and auto-install missing prerequisite packages,
a failure to find one will not be fatal. This flag also over-
rides the fatal error when the operating system or architecture
the package was built on differ from that of the host.
Try to install some package with not resolved dependencies.
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