pkg_delete: package 'xorg-drivers-7.3' doesn't have a prefix

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Fri Dec 28 11:50:40 PST 2007

On Dec 28, 2007, at 12:47 PM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:

> Mon Si wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> I'm experiencing problems when I try to portupgrade the xorg-driver
>> port. The old version of the port can't be uninstalled during the
>> portupgrade due to an undefined prefix.
>> The port can't be deleted by "pkg_delete -f xorg-drivers-7.3"
>> Does anybody know how to upgrade / remove this port?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> 	Simon
> If nothing else works, you could try
> rm -rf /var/db/pkg/xorg-drivers-7.3

If I remember correctly, there are detailed instructions in /usr/ports/ 
UPDATING -- go back to notes for sometime in May of 2007, and there's  
a really long entry on upgraded to Xorg 7.x from 6.9.  I think the  
entry specifically mentions 7.2, but it should work for 7.3 as well.

Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks

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