ports hosed

Jay Moore jaymo at cromagnon.cullmail.com
Sun Apr 4 12:18:39 PDT 2004

On Sunday 04 April 2004 08:07 am, Kent Stewart wrote:

> > # portupgrade -f lang/ruby18
> > Stale dependency: ruby-1.8.1_2 --> openssl-0.9.7d -- manually run
> > 'pkgdb -F' to fix, or specify -O to force.
> > # pkgdb -F
> > --->  Checking the package registry database
> > Stale dependency: openldap-client-2.1.29 -> openssl-0.9.7d
> > (security/openssl): openoffice-1.1.0_1 (score:23%) ?

---- <snip> ----

> > What is this? I don't understand the question... Is this documented
> > anywhere?
> You didn't do a portupgrade -rRa. The easy way is to upgrade or install
> openssl-0.9.7d.

Thanks, Kent. I was following the procedure in /usr/ports/UPDATING, and the 
question seemed so out of context... I mean "openoffice-1.1.0_1(score:23%)" - 
what's with that? 

Anyway, as I read ports-using.html from the Handbook, portupgrade -a is a 
"superset" of "portupgrade -rRa"... is that correct?

Bottom line here (in my case) is this: I'm afraid my ports tree may be BFU; 
this all started when I tried to install the "K3b" port which apparently has 
a bazillion dependencies. At least one of the tar.gz files couldn't be 
located, and things have kind of gone downhill from there :(    For me, I'm 
afraid that salvation may require "wiping" the entire ports tree, and 
re-installing it from the 5.2 cd.   Is there a safe & clean way  to do that?


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