portmanager confusion

Donald J. O'Neill duncan.fbsd at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 23:53:28 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 March 2006 10:01, you wrote:
> i thought i was supposed to be moving from portupgrade to this
> portmaster thing.  i know portupgrade only too well.
> unfortunately, it's database is corrupted in some way that
> portsdb -Uu can't fix :-(
> # portupgrade mail/exim-monitor
> [Updating the pkgdb <format:bdb1_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... - 542
> packages found (-534 +534) (...)[Updating the pkgdb
> <format:bdb1_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... - 542 packages found (-534
> +534) (...)/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:466: [BUG]
> Segmentation fault ruby 1.8.4 (2005-12-24) [i386-freebsd7]
> randy

Use 'portversion -v |grep needs' instead of 'portsdb -Uu'. Portversion 
will do it faster.

Wait a minute, what version of FreeBSD are you using? When was the last 
time you cvsup'd your ports tree? Why aren't you using portsnap?

I thought I was doing a quick help. I don't want this turning into a 3 
or 4 week debacle like the last couple I've been involved in. So, 
answer the questions, and anything else that would be a big help, like: 
just what is it you want to accomplish. If you answer all the 
questions, and I continue to help you, there may be other things I need 
to know.


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