Problem upgrading misc/help2man: missing language files
mueller23 at insightbb.com
Wed Oct 3 08:17:59 UTC 2012
from Bas Smeelen <b.smeelen at ose.nl>:
> Below it looks like the creation of the backup package fails, which get's
> deleted by default after the new port is installed.
> I Just update ports on a CURRENT server with csup from cvsup4.nl.FreeBSD.org
> and the help2man version is still 1.40.12
> I will go ahead and update from cvsup9.freebsd.org
> No help2man-1.40.13 yet.
> Maybe csup the portstree again and retry portmaster misc/help2man?
> Did portmaster end with lines like
> Upgrade of help2man-1.40.11 to help2man-1.40.12
> But then help2man-1.40.12 to help2man-1.40.13 instead of the above?
> The it should be OK.
No, I was trying to upgrade from 1.40.12 to 1.40.13 : WRONG!
I used "portsnap fetch update", and I saw the new version 1.40.13 : WRONG!
I checked again, and current version was 1.40.12
Problem might have been a port having misc/help2man as a dependency needed
NLS option to be set? So I rebuilt with
portmaster -f misc/help2man
and that rebuilt perl-5.16 redundantly.
I am still curious how one rebuilds and reinstalls a corrupted port
installation when backing up would not be desired. Maybe
portmaster -f <port-in-question> ?
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