stale dependencies in pkgdb

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Fri Feb 10 08:51:11 PST 2006

Andrew writes:

>  I've run "pkgdb -F" as portupgrade suggests, deleting stale
>  dependencies, but they seem to keep reappearing.

	I'm not an expert on pkgdb, but I'm pretty sure that's the way
it works.
	You need to fix, not delete, the stale dependencies.  This may
take some effort the first time around.
	Beyond that, I question the wisdom of any "automatic"
solution.  There are definitely times when I do _not_ want to accept
the fixes proposed by pkgdb -F.

			Robert Huff

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