Impact of running pkgdb -fu
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Mar 19 16:46:28 PST 2004
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 05:34:38PM -0700, Dan MacMillan wrote:
> I have a question about the effect of running "pkgdb -fu", besides making me
> laugh because of its whimsically profane command-line options.
> Suppose I have been running "pkgdb -F" as suggested by portupgrade, and I
> accidentally delete a stale dependency that should have been handled in
> another way. Will rebuilding the package database with "pkgdb -fu" restore
> this dependency to its pristine, correct state?
No, the dependency was removed from the installed package. You need
to explicitly restore it, e.g. by reinstalling it.
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