Working and broken Linux ports on amd64

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Fri Apr 1 05:14:32 PST 2005

Michael Hopkins <michael.hopkins at> wrote:

> Everything still working fine.  Then I deinstalled linux_base-8 and
> linux_devtools-8-amd64, planning to reinstall them and submit the patch.

I suggest to have a look at the other ports which already handle the amd64
case. There's a way to do it without the need for a new port.

> rpm no longer understands the --dbpath argument!

That's strange. In this case try it the Microsoft way: de-/reinstall the rpm
port. Maybe you should delete the /var/db/rpm directory after deinstalling
the rpm port to make sure you're in a sane situation... this assumes you
don't have any other rpm based software installed anymore.

Since you've experimented alot I suggest to remove the /compat/linux
directory completely before you install the linux_base again.


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