pkgdb -F issues
bastill at adam.com.au
Mon Apr 5 03:50:07 PDT 2004
Before a fairly major system upgrade I have done "portsdb -Uu" and
"pkgdb -F". Next step, upgrade portupgrade, which entails doing smart
things to also painlessly upgrade to ruby 1.8. BUT ..
I must have misunderstood what pkgdb requires when it asks about stale
dependencies because at the penultimate stage:
#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.
I had already DONE pkgdb -F :-(
Tried pkgdb -Fu, which rebuilt the database, but it made no difference.
Incidentally there IS no "O" option for pkgdb listed in the docs.
Looked diligently for detailed guidance on pkgdb (Complete FBSD 3rd &
4th Eds, Handbook, man page, FBSD Diary) but found nothing very
helpful. The Diary " As near as I can tell, this is more art than
science." and "Or you can just "know". were MOST discouraging. :-(
Can someone please point me in the right direction?
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