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FreeBSD 10 new package provider

asked 2014-02-17 04:52:42 -0600

dvish gravatar image

updated 2014-02-17 04:55:05 -0600

Hi, Now i get "Could not prefetch package provider 'portupgrade': Puppet::Error Puppet" and "message: "Provider portupgrade is not functional on this host" on FreeBSD 10 (FreeBSD freebsd10 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0:)

Is the new package manager going to be supported?

2.5. Ports/Packages Collection Infrastructure The pkgadd, pkgcreate, pkgdelete, pkginfo, pkgupdating, and pkgversion utilities have been removed. pkg(7) must now be used to install binary packages. pkg(7) is the next generation FreeBSD package manager, also referred to as “pkgng”.


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answered 2014-02-18 17:35:44 -0600

Stefan gravatar image

It does not seem to be supported right now and I also don't see an open feature request for that. I can only encourage you to open a new feature request here. Please be aware that a lot of people that might be willing in help you out writing a FreeBSD pkgng provider might not have access to a FreeBSD system.

So if you file a feature request please include instructions on how to list all installed packages (with sample output), how to list a single package, how to get the latest version of a package, how to install ... (more)

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