Impact of running pkgdb -fu
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Fri Mar 19 17:20:36 PST 2004
Kris Kennaway Sent: March 19, 2004 18:06
> 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:
> > > >
> > > > 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.
Excellent. Thank you for your kind attention.
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