PKG_NG: pkg deinstall fails with "argument list too long"
utisoft at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 09:32:43 UTC 2012
On 28 Aug 2012 10:15, "Stefan Esser" <se at freebsd.org> wrote:
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> Am 27.08.2012 23:23, schrieb Baptiste Daroussin:
> > On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:22:27PM +0200, olli hauer wrote:
> Please do not hijack this thread, even if you are also reporting a
> problem with PKG_NG. Threads are free and nobody bothered to reply
> to the more urgent problem of the failed deinstallation.
> >> On 2012-08-27 20:03, Stefan Esser wrote:
> >>> PKG_NG seems to have introduced a limit on the size of ports
> >>> that can be deinstalled:
> >>> # cd /usr/ports/math/lapack # make deinstall ===>
> >>> Deinstalling for math/lapack ===> Deinstalling
> >>> lapack-3.4.0_2 The following packages will be deinstalled:
> >>> lapack-3.4.0_2
> >>> The deinstallation will free 28 MB Deinstalling
> >>> lapack-3.4.0_2...lapack-3.4.0_2 is required by: qrupdate-1.1.1,
> >>> deleting anyway pkg: Cannot run script(DEINSTALL): Argument
> >>> list too long *** [deinstall] Error code 3
> I have located the line that is causing this error. It is the
> posix_spawn on line 102 of libpkg/script.c. The argument length
> is limited to KERN_ARGMAX (sysctl kern.argmax) which seems to
> be a R/O value initialized to 256KB.
> AFAICT this is not even a loader tuneable. A new kernel must
> be built, or pkg must be modified to honor the argument length
> The argument is the string argument of "sh -c <string>", which
> can not be split in the general case.
> In the specific case of math/lapack, the arguments to execve()
> (called by posix_spawn()) are:
> argv = "sh"
> argv = "-c"
> argv = " set -- lapack-3.4.0_2
> rm -f /usr/local/man/cat3/INSTALL_ilaver.f.3.gz ...
> The argument list must be broken into pieces of less than 256KB,
> since rising KERN_ARGMAX to >330KB will lead to the same problem
> with the next port with even longer PLIST.
Any reason we can't split it?
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