Having problems with my ports configuration

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Mar 1 04:34:24 UTC 2008

Patrick Mahan writes:

>  Unfortunately, the whole of /var/db/pkg was *pocked*.  As for
>  knowing what versions were installed, well, that's what I am
>  trying to determine.
>  I guess it looks like I am going to need a big *pocking*
>  hammer....

	Step away from the hammer and take a look at
/usr/ports/distfiles.  While mapping tarballs to ports won't always
be easy (perl modules in particular rarely indicate their heritage),
it's a place to start.
	If you have any scripting skill, you're even better off.  Ditto
if you understand which ports depend on others and can choose the
first ports to rebuild carefully.

				Robert Huff

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