Oddball package and portupgrade

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Fri May 14 11:51:55 PDT 2004

On Friday 14 May 2004 11:37 am, Lord Sith wrote:
> I have a non standard package installed on a FreeBSD box. It is the
> FreeBSD version of Adaptec's RAID management software.
> I want to use portupgrade to manage the other packages and ports on
> that same server however portupgrade gets very upset about this
> non-standard package and refuses to run any command:
> myserver# portupgrade -an
> --->  Session started at: Fri, 14 May 2004 12:34:27 -0600
> adptfbsd_304: Not in due form: <name>-<version>
> --->  Session ended at: Fri, 14 May 2004 12:34:27 -0600 (consumed
> 00:00:00)
> I tried following the instructions in the man page by putting in a
> "+IGNOREME" into the package's directory (/var/db/pkg/adptfbsd_304/)
> but I still get the same error.
> How can I get portupgrade to ignore this installed package?

/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf has the following comment.

  # To completely hide the existence of a package, put a dummy file
  # named "+IGNOREME" in the package directory.

You might try adding that to /var/db/pkg for it and see what it does.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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