[nycbug-talk] Libpcre.so.1 pkg package name?

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 3 15:22:42 EST 2013

On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 02:46:21PM -0500, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> Hello all,
> Just borked hald among other things when upgrading from  9.0 to 9.1 because
> between the upgrade and the pkg update libpcre.so.1 went away.

ports-mgmt/portmaster, when '-w' is used, will back up old shlibs to
/usr/local/lib/compat to prevent these breakages.

Alternatively (if there were pkgng packages available), 'pkg install -Rf
pcre' will reinstall any packages dependent on pcre.  If you use a local
package building system (ports-mgmt/tinderbox, ports-mgmt/poudriere) and
still have the old version, 'pkg install pcre-8.30_1' may do it.

> Is there a package to install the old version of pcre in the pkg system?  I
> did see the warning in UPDATING from Feb 2012 but no all clear

Through pkgng, no, unless you have a backup in PKG_CACHEDIR (see


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