[PC-BSD Testing] Fwd: Pkgng can't install packages from local file?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Oct 18 06:05:40 PDT 2013

On 10/18/2013 03:16, Curt Dox wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com
> <mailto:dejamuse at yahoo.com>>wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I'm running a jail in 9.2 and installed PHP53 (my app requires
>     that version) along with PHP53-extensions.
>     I wanted to additionally install pecl-APC but if I try to install
>     by ports or the pkgng package manager it wants to install PHP54 as
>     a dependency which I don't want.
>     Before pkgng I could just use pkg_add thusly: # pkg_add
>     pecl-APC-3.1.13.tbz from a file I saved in that directory.
>     Now if I try that it bombs because it can't find required packages
>     like PHP 5.3.27 even though it's installed, presumably because
>     pkgng uses a different database that pkg_add can't use.
>     There doesn't seem to be a way to use pkgng to install a package
>     from a local file, only a repository.
>     So I tried to install PEAR which for some reason isn't bundled
>     with FreeBSD PHP port/package.  It should.
>     Pear also would not install because pgkng wanted to install PHP54,
>     etc.  So I got PEAR from the PEAR website and installed it directly.
>     Then I went to install APC with: # pecl install apc
>     That caused a slew of PHP errors and finally bombed saying it
>     couldn't find the XML extension even though it's installed.
>     Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in
>     /usr/local/share/pear/PEAR/Command.php on line 259
>     XML Extension not found
>     So because of pkgng we can't use PEAR to install anything anymore?
>     I almost like the Wardens package manager but it can be quite
>     tedious to find things and so I often just resort to: # pkg info
>     to see what's installed.
>     Seems the package manager could be improved by allowing
>     installation from a local file and giving the option of ignoring
>     dependencies.  In the case of APC I don't think there are any
>     specific required versions of PHP, etc., so I don't know where the
>     package manager got them from but here's what happened when I used
>     pkg_add:
>     # pkg_add pecl-APC-3.1.14_1.tbz
>     pkg_add: could not find package expat-2.1.0 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package openssl-1.0.1_8 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package cyrus-sasl-2.1.26_2 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package openldap-sasl-client-2.4.35 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package perl-5.14.4 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package pkgconf-0.9.2_1 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package pcre-8.33 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package gdbm-1.10 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package db46- !
>     pkg_add: could not find package libiconv-1.14_1 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package libxml2-2.8.0_2 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package apr- !
>     pkg_add: could not find package apache22-2.2.25 !
>     pkg_add: could not find package php53-5.3.27 !
>     It couldn't find them because pkg_add can't use the pkgng DB, but
>     why all the specific versions listed as prerequisites in the first
>     place?
>     ... Jeff
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> I am certainly no expert, however:
> * The ports-mgmt tools 'pkg' and 'pkgng' are entirely incompatible
> with each other.  If somehow you are using one while the other is
> active/present, then you will have troubles (possibly identical to
> those you're experiencing).
> * There is a pkgng <https://wiki.freebsd.org/PkgPrimer> management
> tool called poudriere
> <http://www.freshports.org/ports-mgmt/poudriere/> which may be exactly
> what you wish to have, as it allows easy creation of a local repo.
> * PC-BSD has a public pkgng repository which (aside from some apparent
> difficulties recently) should have much of what you need.
> I wish you success.
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Yes, the "pkg_*" tools are dead, FreeBSD is no longer making packages
for them. You should be using "pkg add <filename>" or "pkg install

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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