Subject: pkg_add -u doesn't work to update conflicting package
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2007 19:56:34
So I have installed:
I want to update:
$ pkg_add -u Conf-22.214.171.124nb1.tgz
pkg_add: Conflicting package `GConf2-2.14.0'installed, please use
"pkg_delete GConf2-2.14.0" first to remove it!
pkg_add: 1 package addition failed
I see that pkgsrc/devel/GConf/Makefile has:
How to tell pkg_add that this is replacement?
So this reminds me of our September thread "difficulty from renaming
packages, and how to deal". It was suggested we add a setting to the
Makefiles to note the replacement. So if this existed -- pkg_add could
ignore the CONFLICTS if the PREV_PKGNAME had the same PKGBASE as the
Now I have many packages depending on GConf2.
I need to somehow convince them to depend on GConf (no 2) instead.
I can do this manually. But I was hoping to save time by using binary
Jeremy C. Reed