Packages for 4.9

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at
Mon Jun 26 00:33:30 PDT 2017

On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 07:30:34PM -0400, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> I'm planning to upgrade my 4.5 box, which has been doing its thing for over a 
> year, to 4.9. Are packages built for 4.9? Is there anything unusual I have to 
> do when upgrading?

DragonFly 4.9 uses 4.10 packages (ie, the future release).

The only unusual thing you will have to do is use pkg -f upgrade,
the -f flag is necessary because recent versions of pkg(8) failed
to properly record shared libraries in packages

The bug has since been fixed but all packages need to be regenerated 
in order for the fix to take effect. Forcing upgrades with -f is a
good workaround in the meantime.

Francois Tigeot

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