[freebsd-ports] autoconf install not playing well? (more info)

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Wed Dec 26 14:38:13 PST 2007

Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 	I'm going through upgrading 1/2 a zillion ports on
>> a machine, and while I was doing it all of a sudden I got
>> notification the server was not responding. It seems
>> /usr/local/bin/perl no longer existed. I went and checked
>> my /usr/local/bin and only found :
>> asgard# ls
>> autoconf-2.53   autom4te-2.53   autoscan-2.53   ifnames-2.53
>> autoheader-2.53 autoreconf-2.53 autoupdate-2.53
>> 	The other thing I noticed is that there were 3
>> other directories that seemed ONLY to have autoconf stuff:
>> 	info, man, share
>> 	It seems it took my soft links that I used for all
>> those directories, deleted them, created new directories,
>> and installed the software. 
>> 	Can anyone verify this? If so, WHY? Why would it
>> care? I'll spend the time re-copying all the files over
>> where they belong and continue on my upgrade... 
>> 		Thanks, Tuc
> How do I tell the system to consider that I don't
> have 2.53 anymore, just delete /var/db/pkg/autoconf-2.53_4 ?
> (I also have autoconf-2.59_3, how to do the same for that?)
> 			Thanks, Tuc
pkg_delete(1) would be a far more elegant solution to that question.

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