regular portsdb maintanence

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Wed Mar 28 00:25:58 UTC 2007


I just upgraded portupgrade, and it recommended that I run pkgdb -L to look
for lost dependencies. This raised the question to me of what I should
regularly run in cron jobs to maintain the db. 

Is it wise to put say, pkgdb -L into a weekly cron? Anything else?

How are dependencies lost anyway? Beyond reading the source, is there a
document that tells me how pkgdb works?

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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