pkg/ports system terribly messed up?

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Mon Oct 6 09:39:10 UTC 2014

Am 01.10.2014 um 22:17 schrieb NGie Cooper:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM, O. Hartmann
> <ohartman at> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I just made the last update of the ports yesterday (I use portmaster -da performing this
>> task) and obviously or superficially everything went all right.
>> I'm running on the boxes in question most recent CURRENT.
>> On one system, a subsequent start of updating ports starts to freak out when updateing
>> lang/gcc: it loops over and over on some ports already updated, especially
>> devel/binutils, but the port looping on isn't specific and varies.
>> On every CURRENT box I tried this morning to update the ports again, I find this
>> frsutrating message (depends on installation, but it seems in principal the same, only
>> the affected ports in dependency chain varies):
> Are you using portmaster? If so, it might be fallout from r272282.
> Cheers,

Yup, after defining

setenv PORTSDIR /usr/ports

my problems, described on my mail in this thread from 30th September,
completely went away.

Thanks for this hint. It helps a lot!

Rainer Hurling

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