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Old 05-24-2007, 09:58 AM
nimoi nimoi is offline
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Hello,

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:

- gimp
- eclipse
- amarok
- gaim-devel
- eclipse-3.2.1_1
- diablo-jdk-1.5.0.07.01_1


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?

Thanks,
Ben
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:52 PM
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I don't know if this is the case or not but some PBIs are created using pkg_add and if that were true in the ones you sited then a pkg_info would turn up data. I've run across this before and in those cases I usually just decide to uninstall the PBI and install from ports.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:56 PM
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For say, pkg_add'ing vim and stuffing all the libraries and files in /Programs/Vim70/ was a concept 'offically blessed' by the developers.

Example:

Gaim PBI
--> pkg_add gaim == accepted practice
--> pkg_add gtk & friends == rejected practice

placing gtk & friends in /Programs/GaimXYZ/ instead == accepted practice
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