Screwed ports tree/package database on my server

Sam Lawrance boris at
Tue May 30 17:42:46 PDT 2006

On 31/05/2006, at 2:38 AM, Matt Sealey wrote:

> Hi
> I seem to have come across some serious corruption in the package  
> database
> and/or tools by some method or other.
> The basic symptom is that dependencies reported by pkgdb -F are of the
> form
> apache-2.2.2 -> Terminated
> These ports have empty directories in /var/db/pkg (no +COMMENTS or  
> etc.)
> Every port I install tries to depend on apxs for some reason; isn't  
> this
> the Apache module tool? Why would libiconv and so on require apxs?  
> Why would
> lighttpd require it?

Do you have any thing set in /etc/make.conf?  Sometimes this kind of  
problem can be caused by misusing some internal ports variables.

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