symlinked ports directory -> problem to resolve dependencies in portmaster

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Sun Nov 16 06:36:10 UTC 2014


my /usr/ports directory is a symlink to /space/system/usr_ports, when I
try now to update a port with portmaster, it fails when it tries to
follow dependencies.

# portmaster webcamd-
===>>> Package installation support cannot be used with pkgng yet,
       it will be disabled

===>>> Currently installed version: webcamd-
===>>> Port directory: /usr/ports/multimedia/webcamd

===>>> Launching 'make checksum' for multimedia/webcamd in background
===>>> Gathering dependency list for multimedia/webcamd from ports
===>>> Launching child to install /space/system/usr_ports/devel/pkgconf

===>>> webcamd- >> /space/system/usr_ports/devel/pkgconf (1/1)

===>>> No valid installed port, or port directory given
===>>> Try portmaster --help

===>>> Update for /space/system/usr_ports/devel/pkgconf failed
===>>> Aborting update

# realpath /usr/ports/devel/pkgconf

# make -C /usr/ports -V PORTSDIR

# grep PORTSDIR /etc/make.conf


I can't find an entry in UPDATING which looks related. Any ideas what's
wrong here?


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