It seems that the FreeBSD ports tree is busy transitioning from pkg-config to pkgconf. http://email@example.com/msg00018.html
I first thought as an end user this would not influence me and that a tool like portmaster would be taking care of any transition. However today, the regular
portmaster -a gave the following problem:
sudo portmaster -a ===>>> Gathering distinfo list for installed ports ===>>> Starting check of installed ports for available updates ===>>> The devel/pkg-config port moved to devel/pkgconf ===>>> Reason: pkg-config has been replace by pkgconf ===>>> Launching child to reinstall pkg-config-0.25_1 ===>>> All >> pkg-config-0.25_1 (1/1) ===>>> The devel/pkg-config port moved to devel/pkgconf ===>>> Reason: pkg-config has been replace by pkgconf ===>>> Port directory: /usr/ports/devel/pkgconf ===>>> Launching 'make checksum' for devel/pkgconf in background ===> No options to configure ===>>> Gathering dependency list for devel/pkgconf from ports ===>>> No dependencies for devel/pkgconf ===>>> Returning to update check of installed ports ===>>> All >> (1) ===>>> The following actions will be taken if you choose to proceed: Install devel/pkgconf ===>>> Proceed? y/n [y] Finishing with: Stop in /usr/ports/devel/pkgconf. ===>>> Installation of pkgconf-0.8.4 (devel/pkgconf) failed ===>>> Aborting update ===>>> Update for devel/pkgconf failed ===>>> Aborting update Terminated ===>>> You can restart from the point of failure with this command line: portmaster <flags> devel/pkgconf
What should a 'normal' user of FreeBSD do? I can't remove pkg-config as a lot of ports depend on it. How can this be fixed?