portupgrade stale dependencies

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 19:02:44 PDT 2005

On Thursday 27 October 2005 18:49, Eric F Crist wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2005, at 8:32 PM, John DeStefano wrote:
> > On 10/27/05, Andrew P. <infofarmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 10/27/05, John DeStefano <john.destefano at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> After clearing out the ports, updating ports (with portsnap) and
> >>> source, and rebuilding the system and kernel... it seemed the
> >>> ultimate
> >>> problem was actually a dependency of the package to apache1.3.
> >>> After I
> >>> ran 'pkgdb -F' and "fixed" this dependency to point to apache2.1,
> >>> but
> >>> I still had trouble installing ports.
> At this point, what usually works for me is to:
> #cd /usr && rm -rf ./ports
> #mkdir ./ports && cvsup /root/ports-supfile
> The above will delete your ENTIRE ports tree, provided it's kept in /
> usr/ports and as long as you use cvsup (and your ports supfile is /
> root/ports-supfile as mine is).  When a whole bunch of ports stop
> working, I find this is the easiest thing to do.
> The other thing I do is run a cron job every week that updates, via
> cvsup, the ports tree.  About once a year I perform the above, mostly
> to clean out the crap.  Re-downloading your entire ports tree will be
> quicker if you don't use the ports-all tag and actually define which
> port segments you are interested in.  For example, there's no real
> reason to download all the x11/kde/gnome crap if you're doing this on
> a headless server that isn't going to serve X.

Replacing /usr/ports won't fix his problems, they reside in /var/db/pkg.
I may be a bit biased but I reaaly think John D. should try running 
portmanager -u (ports/sysutils/portmanager).  Stale dependencies is a non 
issue for portmanager.


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