portupgrade stale dependencies
infofarmer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 00:25:15 PDT 2005
On 10/28/05, Michael C. Shultz <ringworm01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 27 October 2005 18:49, Eric F Crist wrote:
> > On Oct 27, 2005, at 8:32 PM, John DeStefano wrote:
> > > On 10/27/05, Andrew P. <infofarmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> On 10/27/05, John DeStefano <john.destefano at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>> After clearing out the ports, updating ports (with portsnap) and
> > >>> source, and rebuilding the system and kernel... it seemed the
> > >>> ultimate
> > >>> problem was actually a dependency of the package to apache1.3.
> > >>> After I
> > >>> ran 'pkgdb -F' and "fixed" this dependency to point to apache2.1,
> > >>> but
> > >>> I still had trouble installing ports.
> > At this point, what usually works for me is to:
> > #cd /usr && rm -rf ./ports
> > #mkdir ./ports && cvsup /root/ports-supfile
> > The above will delete your ENTIRE ports tree, provided it's kept in /
> > usr/ports and as long as you use cvsup (and your ports supfile is /
> > root/ports-supfile as mine is). When a whole bunch of ports stop
> > working, I find this is the easiest thing to do.
> > The other thing I do is run a cron job every week that updates, via
> > cvsup, the ports tree. About once a year I perform the above, mostly
> > to clean out the crap. Re-downloading your entire ports tree will be
> > quicker if you don't use the ports-all tag and actually define which
> > port segments you are interested in. For example, there's no real
> > reason to download all the x11/kde/gnome crap if you're doing this on
> > a headless server that isn't going to serve X.
> > HTH
> Replacing /usr/ports won't fix his problems, they reside in /var/db/pkg.
> I may be a bit biased but I reaaly think John D. should try running
> portmanager -u (ports/sysutils/portmanager). Stale dependencies is a non
> issue for portmanager.
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I don't think that stale dependencies are an issue for
portupgrade as well, just add "-O" to the command-
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