Errors when trying to run Portupgrade

Doug Lee dgl at
Sat Oct 4 10:51:50 PDT 2003

I was getting errors finding files in site-ruby when attempting to run
Portupgrade, so I figured my Portupgrade installation might be messed
up.  I did make deinstall for Portupgrade and pkg_deleted portupgrade*
and ruby* (I haven't used ruby for anything else yet).  I even did
"make clean" in a place or two and, since pkg_delete failed to do
this, rm'd -r /usr/local/lib/ruby and /usr/local/share/doc/ruby.

I then reinstalled Portupgrade, which appeared to reinstall Ruby also.
Now, running portupgrade gets me a different error:

** Error occured reading /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf:
        undefined method `+' for nil

I note a lot of differences between /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf and

I welcome suggestions on how to get this working, including RTFM-type
pointers to effective sources of documentation.

Please Cc responses to me.

Thanks much.

Doug Lee           dgl at
Bartimaeus Group   doug at
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds
new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' ('I found it!') but rather 'hmm....
that's funny...'"  --   Isaac Asimov

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