How to Upgrade Portupgrade?

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Fri Apr 27 14:47:22 UTC 2007

On 4/27/2007 6:40 AM Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Kevin Kinsey <kdk at> writes:
>> Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>>> So this seems like updating portupgrade should be trivial but I am
>>> stuck.  Suggestions appreciated.
>> Yeah, I missed the note on this one, too.  Not the change note, but
>> I don't recall seeing the instructions on what to do about it.
>> Tried deinstalling portupgrade and reinstalling?  The catch-22,
>> of course, is that you can't "cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade"
>> in order to `make deinstall`.  However, this might work (and I believe
>> it's the kludge I used to get around the issue):
>> $ rm -rf /var/db/pkg/portupgrade*
>> $ cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
>> $ make install clean
> A little safer would be to replace the first line with 
> "pkg_delete portupgrade*".  
> If you're not going to go with the "portupgrade -o" solution 
> that someone already posted.

Thanks for all the replies.  Funny thing is that when trying the 
"portupgrade -o" solution and using "pkg_info | grep portupgrade", no 
results were returned.  The /var/db/pkg directory had no portupgrade* 
entries.  Thus I just used "portupgrade -N portupgrade" to upgrade.  All 
seemed OK.  I did notice a "make config" window that asked me which 
version of Berkeley DB to use for the backend.  Not knowing, I just 
chose the default of ">=2" and the port built without error.

Next I attempted "pkgdb -L" suggested in the pkg-message file.  It 
returned this error:

blacksheep# pkgdb -L
[Updating the pkgdb <format:bdb_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... 
/var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db: unexpected file type or format -- Invalid 
argument; rebuild needed] [Rebuilding the pkgdb <format:bdb_btree> in 
/var/db/pkg ... /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db: unexpected file type or format -- 
Invalid argument: Cannot update the pkgdb!]: Cannot update the pkgdb!]

I assume this is due to choosing the incorrect Berkeley DB version?  So 
should I rebuild the portupgrade port and choose Berkeley DB 1.85 or is 
it recommended to convert the pkgdb to the newer version?  If I should 
convert, how?



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