Portmanager stuck in a loop

Robert Noland rnoland at 2hip.net
Fri Jun 27 16:45:02 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 17:21 +0100, RW wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:55:57 -0400
> Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 10:46 -0400, Josh Hanson wrote:
> > > Ok, so I tried running "portmanager -u -p -l -y".
> > > 
> > > It built a lot of ports, then got stuck again on xorg-server over
> > > and over. The log file looks the same as my first post.
> > 
> > Is the options screen being presented repeatedly?  If so, the options
> > are corrupt and/or not being stored properly.  The dialog box should
> > only be shown once and use the stored options after that.  You are
> > running as a user with permission to update /var/db/ports?
> If he wasn't then, presumably  portmanager wouldn't detect a
> modification of options files. It sounds as if portmanager itself might
> not be at the root of this and it's just reacting to a problem with the
> ports, whereby one or more of them is spuriously bringing-up the
> options screen.

Yeah, we have eliminated that as an issue.  I've suggested a
"portmanager -u -f -l" to get everything in sync.


> I'd go to  /var/db/ports and remove any directories that match the
> problem ports.
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Robert Noland <rnoland at 2hip.net>
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