pkg has screwed up my ports

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Mon Oct 15 15:41:47 UTC 2012

On 10/15/2012 10:37 AM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> On 10/15/2012 10:07 AM, 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 to check outdated ports.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. 
> Sorry for this not being more clear. I will add a message in.
> If you select PKGNG, the assumption is you have pkg installed and will
> run pkg2ng to stop using the old /var/db/pkg|pkg_install format.
> Selecting PKGNG option requires you run pkg2ng, otherwise portmaster
> will think you have nothing installed.

Need more caffeine.

Selecting PKGNG will not enable pkgng, but adding WITH_PKGNG=yes in your
make.conf WILL force pkgng, thus requiring pkg2ng be ran.

>> 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. ???
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Bryan Drewery
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