portmaster deletes failed ports

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 21:05:51 UTC 2006

RW schreef:
> On Monday 04 September 2006 16:15, Rene Ladan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I ran my approx. daily portmaster -a -d run this morning.  It started
>> upgrading sysutils/bsdstats, but failed because pkg-install was not
>> present.  When that file got committed later this morning, portmaster
>> didn't upgrade the port because ... (huh ?) ... bsdstats was not
>> installed anymore.
> The old version of a package must be deleted before a new one can be 
> installed. Build tools like port[upgrade|manager|master] create a backup 
> package file from the existing installed files, which is supposed to be 
> reinstalled, if the port install fails.  
I forgot to mention in my original mail that I did:
# portsnap fetch update
# portmaster -a -d
(build failed, pkg deleted)
(read mail about bsdstats being fixed)
# portsnap fetch update
# portmaster -a -d

> You're seeing a bug rather than a missing feature.
I know.

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