Portupgrade problem, possible pkgdb problem?

Matt Navarre mnavarre at cox.net
Sat Sep 25 16:18:49 PDT 2004

On Saturday 25 September 2004 02:35, Matt Navarre wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade gnucash, but portupgrade is choking:
> reichlieu# portupgrade -R gnucash
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:323:in `deorigin': cannot
> convert nil into String (PkgDB::DBError)
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:916:in
> `tsort_build' from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:915:in `each'
> from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:915:in `tsort_build' from
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:907:in `each' from
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:907:in `tsort_build' from
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:929:in `sort_build' from
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/pkgdb.rb:933:in `sort_build!' from
> /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:674:in `main'
>         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:207:in `initialize'
>         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:207:in `new'
>         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:207:in `main'
>         from /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade:1845
> It looks like the pkgdb has something wrong with it, but pkgdb -Fu doesn't
> report anything that seems like it would cause portupgrade to bomb. There's
> a duplicate origin for cdrtools, but that doesn't seem to pertain.
> Should I move /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db out of the way and regenerate it? Will
> pkgdb -u recreate pkgdb.db?

Ok, that didn't work. I regenerated pkgdb.db using pkgdb -u and got the same 
problem. Odd thing is that so far gnucash is the only installed package that 
generates this error. I suppose I can pkg_delete it and try reinstalling.
> Thanks,
> Matt

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