Portmaster Help

Derrick Edwards derrick at uniquestrength.net
Tue Jan 9 19:59:10 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 09 January 2007 12:02, Brooks Davis wrote:

	Thanks Guys that did the trick. I have been having this problem for weeks. 
Really appreciate the assistance.

> On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 11:55:43AM -0500, Derrick Edwards wrote:
> > 	Hi,
> > Using portmaster, I get the following error message. Ofcourse, based on
> > the specific app the first line changes but the second line is
> > consistent. I am currently getting this error message on several other
> > ports on different machines.
> >
> > tar: etc/authlib/authmysqlrc.dist: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> > pkg_create: make_dist: tar command failed with code 256
> >
> > ===>>> Backup package creation failed for courier-authlib-mysql-0.58_2
> > ===>>> Aborting update
> >
> > Please help
> There's a file listed in the plist that no longer exists which causes
> pkg_create -b to fail.  At the moment you can pass the -B flag to
> portmaster to avoid backup package creation.  The next release of
> portmaster will prompt for an action so you can choose to ignore the
> error and continue.
> Ideally pkg_create should be made more robust in this case, but I failed
> to convince Doug to take that on as a project. :)  It looks like a
> somewhat significant change in how pkg_create works since you'd have to
> check for the existence of all files and directories before passing them
> to tar.  Alternatively, someone could rewrite pkg_create to use
> libarchive.
> -- Brooks

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