Reparing FreeBSD ports tree.
chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Tue Jan 25 08:09:52 PST 2005
Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 January 2005 07:44 am, you wrote:
>>Michael C. Shultz wrote:
>>>On Tuesday 25 January 2005 12:58 am, Christian Tischler wrote:
>>>>My primary question is how to repair a broken ports tree. I did a
>>>>portupgrade to CVS FreeBSD 4.9 RELEASE, and now my ports tree ist
>>>>all screwed up. There are tons of wrong/failed/whatever
>>>>dependencies and some ports wont work.
>>>>How can I repair this problem without an complete reinstall of the
>>>>system? I have a lot of services running for my local net and a
>>>>huge amount of configurations.
>>>>For exsample when I do /usr/ports/make index I get:
>>>># make index
>>>>Generating INDEX - please wait..apsfilter-7.2.5_5:
>>>>"/usr/ports/print/acroread5" non-existent -- dependency list
>>>>incomplete ===> print/apsfilter failed
>>>>*** Error code 1
>>>"print/acroread5|print/acroread|2004-12-23|last Acrobat Reader port
>>>which means this directory has been moved.
>>>My advice is to run sysutils/portmanager and NEVER ever run pkgdb
>>>-F if you want to keep your dependencies from getting messed up.
>>>portmanager will automatically remove your installed
>>>print/acroread5 because it has been removed from cvs, it does not
>>>use INDEX files so they will become a non issue for you as well.
>>> The only way to protect your "large amount of configurations" is
>>>to back them up! You never know when a port is going to over write
>>>a configuration file so if they are real important to you, back
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>>Is portmanager now the generally accepted way of keeping your ports
> There are people who prefer portmanager, but many have never tried it
> and still recommend portupgrade. Here is a link with some information
> and comments about portmanager.
>>Also, what's this "extract" thing I have seen mentioned in
>>relation to this?
> What extract thing? Be more specific please.
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Thanks for the link. I have been using portupgrade for a while now and
find it very usable. I shall give portmanager a shot on my other system.
Don't worry about the extract thing. I did some research and found what
I was after....it did have nothing to do with portmanager. :)
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