Impact of running pkgdb -fu
kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Mar 19 17:05:48 PST 2004
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 05:56:08PM -0700, Dan MacMillan wrote:
> > Kris Kennaway Sent: March 19, 2004 17:46
> > On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 05:34:38PM -0700, Dan MacMillan wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > 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.
> Thanks for your reply ... but now I'm a little confused. The dependencies
> are stored in the packages themselves? Would that be in the tarball in the
> /usr/ports/distfiles directory? Where can I go to learn more about this,
> specifically the anatomy of a binary package and the structure of the
> package database?
Packages register themselves in /var/db/pkg when installed. Read the
pkg_create and related manpages for more details.
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