pkgdb.db: unexpected file type or format
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Fri Nov 2 07:03:57 PDT 2007
Yesterday I moved from 6.2-RELENG to 7-RELENG and everything worked
fine (though I do have a few questions about mergemaster that I'll ask
As suggested on this list, I started to rebuild all of my ports.
I started with
portupgrade -f '<2007-11-01 12:00'
and all seemed to go well until I realized that I should have added "--
batch" to that. So I interrupted the process and restarted with
portupgrade -f --batch '<2007-11-01 12:00'
This has been running apparently just fine overnight, but then I
noticed that after building each port, they didn't get installed
because I was getting an error like
/var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db: unexpected file type or format -- Invalid
So I stopped things again and tried to fix pkgdb.db
$ sudo pkgdb -v -F
---> Checking the package registry database
/var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db: unexpected file type or format -- Invalid argument
$ sudo file /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db
/var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db: Berkeley DB 1.85 (Hash, version 2, native byte-
What should I do now. I suppose that my problem was with interrupting
the portupgrade the first time 'round. But is there anything I can do
to fix this.
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