stale dependencies in pkgdb

Andrew andrew.chace at
Fri Feb 10 10:42:24 PST 2006

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 11:42 -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> 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.

I guess what is unclear to me is how I go about fixing the stale
dependencies. I was under the impression that portupgrade would take
care of the dependencies for a particular port, and the "stale
dependency" was just an error in the package database (pkgdb). Is this
not the case?


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