Problem with gio-fam-backend, portupgrade failing...

peter harrison four.harrisons at
Mon Apr 7 20:21:09 UTC 2008

I'm having a problem running portupgrade -a. The original run was interrupted by a system crash. Now when I try to repeat it fails asking for pkgdb -fF to be run.

When I run this, I get stale dependencies on policykit, but when I say "yes" to install, the install of policykit fails on gio-fam-backend (not a port I had installed before the attempted upgrade).

Here's an extract from the build:

 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../.. -I/usr/local/include -pthread -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\"GLib-GIO\" -I../.. -I../../glib -I../../gmodule -I../../gio -DG_DISABLE_CAST_CHECKS -DGIO_MODULE_DIR=\"/usr/local/lib/gio/modules\" -DGIO_COMPILATION -DG_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -Wall -MT libgiofam_la-gfamfilemonitor.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/libgiofam_la-gfamfilemonitor.Tpo -c gfamfilemonitor.c -o libgiofam_la-gfamfilemonitor.o >/dev/null 2>&1
mv -f .deps/libgiofam_la-gfamfilemonitor.Tpo .deps/libgiofam_la-gfamfilemonitor.Plo
gmake: *** No rule to make target `../../gio/', needed by `'.  Stop.
*** Error code 2

Stop in /usr/ports/devel/gio-fam-backend.
** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa /tmp/portinstall.72819.0 env make
** Fix the problem and try again.
--->  Skipping 'sysutils/policykit' because a requisite port 'devel/gio-fam-backend' failed (specify -k to force)
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
        ! devel/gio-fam-backend (unknown build error)
        * sysutils/policykit
Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/local/sbin/portinstall sysutils/policykit

So now I'm stuck halfway through a portupgrade.

This is on 

FreeBSD desktop.piggybox 6.3-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p1 #5: Wed Apr  2 03:41:26 BST 2008     peter at server.piggybox:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

Can anyone offer a suggestion for how I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Peter Harrison


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