portmanager confusion

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Tue Mar 14 02:08:07 UTC 2006

>> # 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]
> Use 'portversion -v |grep needs' instead of 'portsdb -Uu'

# portversion -v
[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]

Abort trap: 6 (core dumped)

as i said, i suspect a broken data structure in a file.  but what
do i know?  and, until one finds the bugs, suspicions are cheap,
especially those of folk such as i who have not spent time to look
at the code.

> 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?

-current as of two days ago.  i don't use portsnap because i use
cvsup and it is not clear to me that portsnap gets me more than
cvsup does, i.e. the ports tree.  am i missing something here?

> 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.

i am missing the technical question here.  is there some url for an
oath of fealty i am missing?


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