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

Dejamuse dejamuse at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 18 20:36:11 PDT 2013


So, how do I install PECL extensions like APC if the package manager 
wants to install PHP54 as a dependency even though my system has PHP53?

Doesn't seem possible without compiling source.

...Jeff


On 10/18/2013 06:05, Kris Moore wrote:
> 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 db46-4.6.21.4 !
>>     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-1.4.8.1.5.2 !
>>     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 
> <remotename>"
>
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