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Re: Need for FORCE_PKG_REGISTER to avoid snags when updating packages

On Thu, 25 Jul 2019 at 06:56, <> wrote:
> When installing or updating a package in NetBSD with pkgsrc, or I suppose any OS that might use pkgsrc, the build may be stopped by an earlier version of a dependency.

As suggested, 'make replace' is an option, although I think this will
break something at one point.

When this happens to me (and it happens quite frequently, as I like to
mix and match packages from different branches), I let pkgin do the
job of removing stale dependencies:

$ cd /home/oc/pkgsrc/packages/All && pkg_info -X *gz | bzip2 >
pkg_summary.bz2 && sudo pkgin update

[ I have this in repositories.conf:



$ cd - && bmake update

Surely not an elegant solution, but it does the job for me 99% of the times.

Ottavio Caruso

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