Portinstall/upgrade stops with no error

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 06:13:54 GMT 2005

On Friday 25 February 2005 09:26 pm, Doug Lee wrote:
> System: FreeBSD-STABLE (4.10).  Ports updated recently, but I've had
> trouble with the database and probably never straightened it out.
> Problem:  "portinstall lang/perl5.8" and other similar attempts to
> install ports abort quietly.  With -v, I just see session started,
> nothing installed or upgraded, session ended.  I can install any port
> via make install though (perl is going in now thus).  I have run
> pkgdb -fu, then pkgdb -F, then just in case, pkgdb -fu again; no
> change. I've run make index several times, but not today (this is a
> P166, so make index takes a while).
> I think my ports database must be irreparably hosed, but I welcome
> suggestions on how to salvage things. :-)
> Please Cc me.

Try sysutils/portmanager

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