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Re: pkg_add miscalculation for conflicts


On Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:42:19 +0900, Jan-Hinrich Fessel 
<> wrote:

it seems pkg_add (at least on NetBSD 6.1) does not really make correct 
assumptions on versin numbers when trying to prevent conflicting installs:

pkg_add: Installed package `perl-5.20.0nb1' conflicts with 
`p5-ExtUtils-CBuilder<' when trying to install 

as far as I can see, < should evaluate to true.

Is that a bug in pkg_add or pkgtools or it the naming convention at fault?

It means that you are
  trying to install `p5-ExtUtils-CBuilder-',
  Installed package perl-5.20.0nb1' conflicts with 

i.e. perl-5.20.0nb1 contains ExtUtils::CBuilder module version,
and p5-ExtUtils-CBuilder- is older than it, no need to be 

Yes, some packages are still older than perl-5.20.0 core modules, so
those package should be updated to latest version (or removed from pkgsrc).

OBATA Akio /

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