Subject: Re: pkgsrc sickness
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2002 12:09:55
On Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:24:59 +0300
Jukka Marin <> wrote:

> Argh.. ;)
> I wanted to install sane-frontends.  BIG mistake!  This required updating
> the pth library, which in turn deleted "small" things like mrproject, kde,
> ghostscript, gqmpeg etc etc etc and etc.

make update is silly...

What I do is use 'make replace'. Take your situation. You are installing
sane-frontends and in fails while updating pth. You go to the pth directory
and issue make replace. Then, go back to sane-frontends and try again.

make replace will work most of the times when the version changes are minor.
Although, if there is a big version change (major version), I guess applications
will stop working properly...


> Instead of installing a small piece of software, my machine will now be
> useless for one or two days (provided that no pkg build fails).
> I still like the pkgsrc system, the this particular misfeature I hate.
>   -jm

HispaBSD admin -
Julio Merino <>