mtree error on pointy hat and no clue how to fix it

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Nov 21 21:01:20 GMT 2005

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 10:54:24PM +0200, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 21:21:23 +0100
> Bartosz Fabianowski <freebsd at> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > 
> > A couple of days ago, my first port got committed. And already, I am 
> > having a problem with it that I don't know how to fix. I am hoping
> > that some more experienced porter reading this list can point me in
> > the right direction.
> > 
> > Pointyhat is complaining that the port does not deinstall cleanly.
> > And sure enough, build logs show some stale files remaining after
> > deinstall 
> > - see the build logs for i386-6-latest and i386-7-latest here:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > However, the files that are remaining are in *no way* being installed
> > by my port. They seem to be XFree86 stuff (which is odd, 6.x and 7.x
> > both default to and locales not included in FreeBSD's mtree.
> It seems to me you catch a run after xterm / Xlib update described in
> ports/UPDATING and one of those packages wasn't updated. Your ports
> seems fine

Perhaps you don't realise that pointyhat always rebuilds *all*
changed packages in order, so this can only be the case if the
committer forgot to bump a version string when making the change (that
didn't happen here).


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