port upgrade problem: libncurses.so.5.6 not found

Tsu-Fan Cheng tfcheng at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 19:39:02 PST 2008

Hi all,
   I was rebuilding all my ports due to an error in my library. After
a couple days, I think most of the ports were rebuilt, but some remain
(skipped, error, etc).  I then try to rebuild myself (by doing make
deinstall; make reinstall). I started with mplayer. The compilation
succeeded, but can't "make deinstall" my existed port:

# make deinstall
===>  Deinstalling for multimedia/mplayer
===>   Deinstalling mplayer-0.99.11_8
pkg_delete: package 'mplayer-0.99.11_8' is required by these other packages
and may not be deinstalled (but I'll delete it anyway):
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
*** Error code 139

Stop in /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer.

it didn't give me too much to trouble shoot, any help from you guys is


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:41:25 -0500
> "Tsu-Fan Cheng" <tfcheng at gmail.com> wrote:
>>what would happen if I don't compile ports all over again? will my
>>system crash?
> I believe that the total stability of your system might be jeopardized.
> Personally, I use 'portmanager' to force an update of all my installed
> ports. After updating your ports tree, using 'portmanager -u -f -y -l'
> will update everything in the correct order. If you have 'java'
> installed, make sure you download the required files prior to
> starting the update procedure.
> --
> Jerry
> gesbbb at yahoo.com
> There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead.
>        Lord Thomas Rober Dewar

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