Portupgrade out of swap - corrupt pkg info... (fwd)

youshi10 at u.washington.edu youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 6 17:54:21 UTC 2007

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 09:53:30 -0800 (PST)
From: youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: Portupgrade out of swap - corrupt pkg info...

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007, Harrison Peter CSA BIRKENHEAD wrote:

> I updated the ports on my laptop last night ran:
> portsnap fetch update
> followed by:
> portupgrade -arR
> This ran normally until it hit vim-gtk2. It built fine but whilst it was 
> registering the installation became unresponsive.
> Hard rebooted, and found that in /var/log/messages it referred to being out 
> of swap (I don't have the exact message to hand).
> pkg_info did not show vim as installed, so when portupgrade finished a cd'd 
> to /usr/ports/editors/vim and ran make install clean. This installed without 
> error.

If you ran make install clean then it should have installed the pkg info.

> However, now when I run pkg_info it reports that the pkg info for vim-gtk2 
> is corrupt.


> Could anyone help with 2 questions:
> ~ How do I fix the package database entry for vim?

pkg_install should do the trick, but you already cleaned out the package build 
directory ><. make install for vim-gtk2 should do the trick now.

> ~ What might have caused my machine to run out of swap? It was running X and 
> twm with 1 xterm open. For hardware it has 256MB RAM and a 470MB swap 
> partition. I've not had this problem before.

Ouch.. you should actually have more swap than that (2*(Physical RAM amount) = 
512MB swap would be a better idea in the future).

As for running out of swap, what are your make options for ruby? Having the 
ruby doc (or whatever it was) option selected ate up a lot of memory on 
machines a few months back; having this option deselected and rebuilding ruby 
fixes the memory bloat.

make config in the lang/ruby* ports directory will yield the desired result 


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list