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

Peter Boosten peter at
Sun Dec 30 09:04:24 PST 2007

Quoting Eric Crist <mnslinky at>:

> 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.

The following worked for me: In /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xorg-drivers do
make config

then portupgrade -f xorg-drivers



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