Rebuilding my ports area

Dave Horsfall dave at
Fri Jul 24 07:21:23 UTC 2015

FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p20 (GENERIC) #0: Tue Jul 21 19:29:33 UTC 2015

Having completely scragged my ports area following various changes to 
pkg/pkgng/etc, and being unable to "sysinstall" it from CD (not found for 
some reason) or via FTP (not found on server etc), I found a pristine copy 
of ports.txz and unpacked it (sigh, yet another compression scheme), after 
renaming the old directory.

Anyway, what do I do now?  Assume that many ports have been installed, and 
that the databases etc are probably a dog's breakfast, per the conflicts 
that I have posted here earlier.  If it helps, I have a list of those 
ports that were installed, and hopefully the dependencies will be taken 
care of automagically.


Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer"
Watson never said "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."

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