the art of pkgdb -F

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Thu Mar 29 00:38:55 UTC 2007

On 28/03/07 Gerard Seibert said:

> You can run:
> 	portmanager -u -p -l
> That will rebuild all broken and or missing dependencies for all of
> your ports.

How does it know what ports are installed? Originally, I thought that the
pkgdb was that source of information, so if it was gone, how could it be
rebuilt? Obviously there is installed package metadata elsewhere. Just not
sure where.

> If you just want to correct a single port, try this:
> 	portmanager /port/name-of-port -p -l

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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