Help With Portupgrade/Ports Mess Please

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Sat May 3 14:20:23 PDT 2003


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kent Stewart" <kstewart at owt.com>
To: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net>; "Adam" <blueeskimo at gmx.net>;
"FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Help With Portupgrade/Ports Mess Please


> On Saturday 03 May 2003 09:39 am, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Adam" <blueeskimo at gmx.net>
> > To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 3:15 AM
> > Subject: Re: Help With Portupgrade/Ports Mess Please
> >
> > On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 17:45, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> > >> 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,
> >
> > mplayer,
> >
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > > Have you tried running 'pkgdb -F' as root? Does that help fix the
> > > database corruption?
> >
> > Yes I have.  I do all my portupgrade tasks as root.  However the
> > corruption remains.
> >
>
> I remember a discussion about massive corruption. You might do an
> archive search on "pkgdb -fu". It will force update or create the
> database.

I'll look for that.  Thanks!

> When you ran portupgrade to do your upgrade, what options did you use.

I went "balls out" and did "portupgrade '*'".  :)  Probably part of my
problem...

Thanks,

Drew



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