problems with half installed ports

Jerry jerry at
Thu Apr 11 11:13:06 UTC 2013

On Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:36:54 +0100
Chris Rees articulated:

> Installing a port isn't atomic by definition; the larger ones have
> loads of files that need installed.
> If I read your description carefully, your solution is to simply avoid
> interrupting during the installation phase.

Unless you happen to suffer from a catastrophic power failure and don't
have a functional UPS installed. In that case, you will probably have
to do a forcible uninstall of all of the affected ports and start over.
"pkg_delete -dfv <port>" works for me.

Jerry ♔

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