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Re: upgrading/replacing devel/py27-setuptools (and esp other python things)

* On 2022-03-25 at 19:09 GMT, Greg A. Woods wrote:

Also, what should I expect to have to do when using the new binary
packages with "pkgin".  I don't expect "pkgin fug" to work very well on
its own either, though perhaps it will do better than I expect.

pkgin itself should work fine, the only known issues are no support for SUPERSEDES at present, and any packages that have not marked CONFLICTS correctly will cause problems during the upgrade attempt.

The latter hit us recently when upgrading our build environment from 2018Q4 to 2021Q4 as the mkfontdir -> mkfontscale change a few years ago didn't add CONFLICTS entries, so you end up hitting errors during the upgrade with PLIST conflicts instead of being told up-front that there will be a conflict and to remove the old package first.

Other than that though pkgin should work correctly. I always recommend upgrading pkgin itself first (i.e. pkg_add -U pkgin) as there have been some upgrade issues in the past that I've fixed in recent versions.


Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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