Weird messages during 'pkgdb -F'

parv parv_fm at
Sun Jul 6 21:21:20 PDT 2003

in message
<20030705070411.GA27730 at>,
wrote Matthew Seaman thusly...
> If you haven't got fontconfig installed at all, then you need to
> install it to fulfil the dependencies of the other ports you've
> installed.  However, catch22: portupgrade(1) will require you to
> sort out the problems with the pkgdb *before* you can use it to
> reinstall fontconfig.  In this case, the trick is to go back into
> pkgdb as above and delete the dependency on fontconfig -- ie type
> Ctrl-D at the first 'New Dependency?' prompt.

No catch-22 if (assuming bourne-like shell)...

 cd /usr/ports/x11-fonts/fontconfig \
 && make install clean \
 && pkgdb -F

  - Parv

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