Help With Portupgrade/Ports Mess Please
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri May 2 15:06:25 PDT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joey Mingrone" <mingrone at hotmail.com>
To: <drew at mykitchentable.net>
Cc: <questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Help With Portupgrade/Ports Mess Please
> have you tried a "portsdb -Uu" to rebuild your indices?
Yes I did. Sorry I forgot to post that.
> >I'm not sure what I've done but I'll describe my symptoms. I'm running
> >4.8-RELEASE with a Gnome2 desktop and the dependent ports. The only
> >additional ports I've installed are cvsup-without-gui, portupgrade,
> >evolution, galeon, and their dependencies. Everything was installed by
> >portupgrade except portupgrade itself. Everything was running along fine
> >until I decided to use portupgrade to upgrade my installed ports.
> >It doesn't seem to matter which port I pick to upgrade, I get the same
> >result. In my latest attempt, I tried to upgrade
> >Here is the error:
> >pkg_delete: package 'XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_1' doesn't have a prefix
> >** The following packages were not deinstalled (*:skipped / !:failed)
> > ! XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_1 (pkg_delete failed)
> >** The following packages were not installed or upgraded (*:skipped /
> > ! x11/XFree86-4-libraries (XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_1)
> >Now at this point, anything else I try to do with portupgrade tells me
> >I have stale dependencies and to run 'pkgdb -f' which I do and get many
> >messages such as this:
> >Stale dependency: xenostep-200011270836_1 -> XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_3
> >Fixed. (-> XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_1)
> >And then the process repeats itself no matter what port I try to upgrade.
> >Another anomoly is that a 'pkg_info' command shows the following in
> >to the normal output:
> >pkg_info: can't find package 'freetype2-2.1.4' installed or in a file!
> >pkg_info: can't find package 'glib-1.2.10_8' installed or in a file!
> >pkg_info: can't find package 'glib-2.2.1' installed or in a file!
> >pkg_info: can't find package 'libxml2-2.5.6' installed or in a file!
> >pkg_info: can't find package 'nspr-4.3' installed or in a file!
> >I've tried removing and reinstalling these ports both within portupgrade
> >separately using 'make deinstall', 'make clean', and 'make install' but
> >still having these symptoms.
> >Anyway, if anyone has ideas on what I may have screwed up I'd really like
> >know so I can fix my mess and learn something along the way. But if not
> >can remove everything and start over as this is just a box I am playing
> >Thanks for your suggestions!!!
> >I would like to understand what is going on and fix it rather than just
> >removing everything and starting over.
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