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

Mon Si at
Mon Dec 31 04:07:04 PST 2007

Peter Boosten wrote, on 12/30/07 18:04:
> 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
> Peter

Thanks a lot for the suggestions!
Removing /var/db/pkg/xorg-drivers-7.3 worked, the "make config &&
portupgrade -f xorg-drivers" method gave me the same error message
as before.

However I don't really understand why this prefix thing shows up
well after the upgrade from 6.9 to 7.2. Perhaps I cvsup'd at a bad





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