Installing packages using ports after freebsd-update doesn't work on amd64

Claus Guttesen kometen at
Sun Jan 25 03:27:04 PST 2009

>> Prior to starting the upgrade I did a pkg_delete -a. I wanted a clean
>> system (just like a reinstallation). How do I ensure that all packages
>> were removed by pkg_delete -a ?
>> Running pkg_delete -a returns "pkg_delete: no packages installed"
> The steps I followed were:
> 1. check if the system has an amd64 FreeBSD installation
> 2. remove all installed packages by pkg_delete -a
> 3. freebsd-update: upgrade from 6.3 to 7.0 and reboot
> 4. freebsd-update: upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1 and reboot
> 5. install packages from ports.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Sorin.

Did you also update the ports-tree? If not, please do so and try to
install portupgrade again.


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