portupgrade error [cannot convert nil into String (PkgDB::DBError)]

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Jul 9 13:01:52 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 03:48:40PM -0700, paul beard wrote:
> I am having some problems with portupgrade. The error message is "/ 
> usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:322:in `deorigin': " (more  
> below). I see there have been isolated occurrences of this in June of  
> 2003 and 2004, curiously, but I haven't found the solutions there to  
> work. Removing the ports tree and re-fetching it, removing and  
> rebuilding pkgdb, removing and reinstalling portupgrade/ruby, etc,  
> even building a new kernel and world, seem ineffective.

Did you read /usr/ports/UPDATING?

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