How to Upgrade Berkeley DB? (Was Re: How to Upgrade Portupgrade?)
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Apr 27 18:58:17 UTC 2007
On 4/27/2007 10:58 AM Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> writes:
>> 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.
> Missing entries in the package database? Could be a problem, although
> more likely it's just a mistake of some sort.
>> 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?
> My build machine is powered down today, so I can't get the exact
> answer, but it was in /usr/ports/UPDATING at the time.
I just searched /usr/ports/UPDATING. I only find two entries, neither
of which seems to cover my situation:
AFFECTS: users of net/openldap2-server
AUTHOR: delphij at FreeBSD.org
The default Berkeley DB version has been changed from
4.3 to 4.4, as suggested by OpenLDAP developers.
AFFECTS: users of databases/db*
AUTHOR: swhetzel at gmail.com
Most of the ports that depend on Berkeley DB have been updated to use
Mk/bsd.database.mk. Mk/bsd.database.mk is used to include MySQL,
Berkeley DB, and SQLite in a port.
A quick Google search didn't reveal anything specific to FBSD and
portupgrade on how to upgrade Berkeley DB. However I will keep
looking. If you come across something on how I should update my systems
to use the latest stable Berkeley DB and convert all dbs to that
version, I'd appreciate the link.
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