binary packages for 2012Q1

Justin Sherrill justin at
Sun May 6 10:17:39 PDT 2012

On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Pierre Abbat <phma at> wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 02, 2012 22:02:18 Justin Sherrill wrote:
>> My preferred method, when binary packages aren't available, is to
>> update /usr/pkgsrc to the appropriate release and then use
>> pkg_rolling-replace to upgrade the packages I use.  It'll take a
>> little bit to build programs, but the amount of actual downtime will
>> be minimal.  You can say, "upgrade everything" using that, though it's
>> more manageable if you tackle it major app by major app, in my
>> opinion.  You certainly have enough space to update.
> What do you count as downtime? When it's in the middle of rebuilding kde, and
> I want to use kde, I consider kde down. I've been in that situation with
> Source Mage, and I got kwrite windows with the toolbar icons totally mixed up.
> I'm running pkg_check before starting to rebuild, and I got this:
> WARNING: No graphics/kdegraphics4/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No misc/kdeutils4/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No mail/postfix-current/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No x11/kdebase-runtime4/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No x11/kdebase-workspace4/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No x11/kdebase4/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> WARNING: No x11/kdebindings4-python/Makefile - package moved or obsolete?
> The kde packages are still in wip (which I just updated); there is a
> mail/postfix.

When packages get name changes, there's no automated way to
transition.  I assume what happened is postfix-current became postfix
and some of the KDE packages were renamed.  Looking at the kde4
meta-package, I don't see any of those listed as dependencies.

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