Portupgrade used to be fun!!!

Adam J Richardson fatman at crackmonkey.us
Sat Oct 27 08:35:16 PDT 2007

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> P.U.Kruppa wrote:
>> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, E. J. Cerejo wrote:
>>> Not anymore!  Every time I cvsup my ports tree and I see all of those
>>> ports that need to be updated my belly aches and that's because
>>> portupgrade doesn't work the way it used to work.  It is not fun any
>>> more!  Always an issue, either a port conflicts with another port or
>>> it fails all together.  I have forgotten the last time I updated my
>>> ports without any issues.  Today scrollkeeper is conflicting with
>>> rarian, they install files on the same directory.
>> Did you have a look at /usr/ports/UPDATING ?
>> (I guess you have got a problem with the latest gnome.) 
>>From my experience I think anyone upgrading on 8-CURRENT (and from
> reports perhaps 7-????) will have the same issue

I had this issue yesterday when upgrading Gnome on 6.2-RELEASE-p7. It's 
not just 7-FOO and 8-CURRENT that're affected.

The solution that worked for me was this:

1. Force uninstall scrollkeeper.
2. Manually install rarian.
3. "pkgdb -F" to fix the stale links to scrollkeeper.
4. Restart the portupgrade process.

Adam J Richardson

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