pkgdb -F

E. J. Cerejo ej.cerejo at
Wed May 28 09:40:57 PDT 2003

Jonathan Arnold wrote:

> 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?

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