portsdb -uU

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Nov 18 14:32:42 PST 2003

RYAN vAN GINNEKEN <rmvg at shaw.ca> writes:

> getting this error for my portsdb -uU i just snipped part of it
> because it is huge almost all the ports i would say.
> Did a cvsup for all the ports and realized i did not have the space to
> spare for them so did a rm -R * in the /usr/ports dir did another
> cvsup just the ports i needed and now i get this horrible error my
> cvsup file is also included in case it has something to do with things.

If the dependency isn't there when the database is being built, portdb
will complain (makes sense; you can't build that port without its
dependencies, after all).  It does, however, continue.  So it makes
sense that you would get a massive number of such complaints if you
downloaded only a few categories of ports.

If it's just the messages that are bothering you, redirect them to
/dev/null when you build the portupgrade db.

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