upgrade software with no package db

Sean Ellis sellis at telus.net
Sun Jan 23 19:15:58 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 05:50:51AM +0300, bitHawk wrote:


> 1. run the cvsup to update your port collection. 
> (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html)
> The updated port should already contain patching information and will take 

no problems here

> care of the rest. So do not worry about dependencies.

is that right? I hadn't looked into it yet, but I'd imagined that the
system would use the db of installed stuff to verify whether some of
the dependency stuff was present or not. Right now pkg_info gives me

sellis at www:/home/sellis/backups> pkg_info
ffsrecov-0.5        Recover files from a corrupt FFS

( on the one hand, a reminder of the screw-up that obliterated the db,
 on the other, as you can see, we're paying more attention to backups ; )



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