pkg has screwed up my ports

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at
Mon Oct 15 15:10:59 UTC 2012

15.10.2012 18:07, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> This morning I updated my ports tree using svn, then ran portmaster -L
> to check outdated ports. portmaster was one of those ports.
> I then ran portmaster -a . it prompted me to select options from the
> blue options screen, I selected pkgng support.
> Anyway, the update of portmaster failed. I ran pkg2ng, it went through
> all of my ports, etc. Just following instruction that were printed to
> the terminal.
> It has screwed up spamassassin to the point where I cannot even install
> it now; either using make install clean, pkg install ... , portmaster
> mail/p5-Mail-SpamAsassin, etc, etc. There may be others too, I can't
> tell right now because my entire ports system has been corrupted and
> therefore rendered useless.
> i'm on a different machine now so I don't have all the errors i've been
> getting available right now
> i Think i'm going to have remove every single port and start again. I'm
> really peed off about this. Moving forward and progressing is fine, but
> there are clearly plenty of problems with this new pkg mechanism. I've
> been sat here all day trying to fix the mess and i'm no further forward.
> A total waste of day. Aren't these things tested properly before forcing them
> upon us users - it's us that suffer. I've had to take my mail server
> offline and route mail to another whilst I get this sorted.
> Surely someone else has had this issue today, or recently. ???

echo WITH_PKGNG=yes >> /etc/make.conf

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