pkgdb -F

Jonathan Arnold jdarnold at
Wed May 28 05:43:46 PDT 2003

I'm trying to clean up my pkgdb, so I'm going to take it one step
at a time. First, is there any useful documentation on this? The
man page is rather sparse on how to answer the questions that
pop up.

For instance, when I run:

$ pkgdb -F

I get the following output to start with:

> --->  Checking the package registry database
> Stale origin: 'multimedia/libmpeg2': perhaps moved or obsoleted.
> Skip this for now? [yes] no
> no
> Browse CVSweb for the port's history? [no] 
> Guessing... no idea.
> Not in due form <category/portname>: 
> Fixed. (-> multimedia/libmpeg2)
> Stale dependency: p5-CGI-Application-2.3 -> p5-Test-Harness-2.26 (devel/p5-Test-Harness):
> p5-Test-Simple-0.47 (score:53%) ? ([y]es/[n]o/[a]ll) [no] 

What does "Stale origin" mean and how do I get rid of it?

What does "Stale dependency" mean and how do I get rid of it? I take
it to mean in this case that p5-CGI-Application-2.3 depends on
p5-Test-Harness-2.26, and the latter is missing? old? unknown?

And I think it is trying to tell me that a possible replacement is
p5-Test-Simple-0.47. How do I tell if it is correct?

Jonathan Arnold     (mailto:jdarnold at
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