pbi / ports: Software management
I startet a similar discussion some time ago. The conclusion for me was either use pbi or install FreeBSD, if I want to use only ports - the latter especially concerns the basic system ports, all the kde-stuff and thinks like that.
Another conclusion was, to manage pbi use Software Manager and to manage ports, use portinstall, and so on. Right. I thougt there is no interference, but it is, e.g.
I installed the following pbi packages:
and expected that pkg_info doesn't show any of the packages above, but it does:
root@pcbsd# pkg_info |grep gimp
gimp-2.3.9_2,1 A GNU Image Manipulation Program development version
root@pcbsd# pkg_info | grep eclips
eclipse-3.2.1_1 An open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particul
root@pcbsd# pkg_info | grep amarok
amarok-1.4.5_1 Media player for KDE
root@pcbsd# pkg_info | grep gaim
gaim-devel-2.0.0.b6_5 Gaim multi-protocol messaging client (GTK+ UI)
libgaim-2.0.0.b6_5 Backend library for the Gaim multi-protocol messaging clien
That also means, that I possibly could "destroy" some dependencies, e.g. tomcat and jdk, if I deinstall the latter via pbi-Software-Manager.
And what's happening with the Software-Manager entry, if I deinstall using pkg_delete? Software-Manager still has the entry of the deinstalled port!
Hm, well, I don't get it, mainly, because that behavior does concern only a few ports/pbis.
Does anybody know what's going on?