Issues with postmaster after freebsd-update

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Fri Feb 14 05:46:22 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 4:27 PM, LuKreme <kremels at> wrote:

> On 13 Feb 2014, at 17:03 , Janky Jay, III <jankyj at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >       I've ran into a few of these same sort of issues in the paste.
> >
> > What I did to fix it:
> >
> > 1) Migrate to pkgng. It looks like you already have based on the
> ports-mgmt/pkg udpate. But, then I see your "pkg_install" error which leads
> me to believe you haven't fully migrated. Just take a quick peek athttp://
> and maybe try it again.
> I have tried several times. I thought I had changed successfully under
> 8.2, but evidently not. I can't get it to compile now, and postmaster
> doesn't see it.
>  # portmaster -l | grep pkg
> pkg: not found
> ===>>> pkgconf-0.9.3
> > 2) Manually deinstall the problematic port. IE...:
> >
> > # cd /usr/ports/graphics/py-clutter && make deinstall
> The directory does not exist. Portmaster does not see the port as being
> installed. It seems to me that it is listed as a dependency by something
> else.
> # portmaster -l | grep clutt
> pkg: not found
> ===>>> clutter-1.0.10_2
> ===>>> clutter-gtk-0.10.2_5
> ===>>> py26-clutter-1.0.0_2
> ===>>> py26-cluttergtk-0.9.3_2
> ===>>> clutter-cairo-0.8.2_1
> I suppose I can delete py26-clutter (or heck, all of them).

The problem is most likely the update to icu. It required the rebuilding of
a lot of ports and clutter (and py-clutter) seems to run into most of
them.  Sorting them out is a royal pain.

An easier way is to install sysutils/bsddfminscripts and use pkg_libchk to
find what needs to be reinstalled. I use the command:
pkg_libchk -o | grep icu | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq > ~/reinstall-ports
portmaster -D `cat ~/reinstall-ports`

When all of the ports reported have been re-installed:
rm ~/reinstall-ports
pkg_libchk -o

The last command is to be sure that these are not any other missing
libraries. (I hit three or four that required updating for libtasn1.)

It is possible that I am misdiagnosing this, but it looks just like what I
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at

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