Mikel King mikel.king at olivent.com
Fri Sep 12 14:26:15 UTC 2008

On Sep 12, 2008, at 5:39 AM, gpeel wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:38:50 -0400, matt donovan wrote
>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:32 PM, Christopher Cowart <
>> ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>>> Grant Peel wrote:
>>>> Just attempting to install the port. Something I noticed when the
> install
>>>> crapped out was that it wanted me to use the "Force Package  
>>>> Register"
> for
>>>> the OpenSSL_Overwrite_Base port.
>>>> That port was already installed, what would be the correct method  
>>>> to
> deal
>>>> with this?
>>> I usually only see this error with ports we've written in-house.  
>>> Usually
>>> it happens because the dependency check on a specific file is bad.  
>>> The
>>> check fails, which causes the port to believe it needs to install  
>>> the
>>> dependency, but the package registry gets upset because the  
>>> package is
>>> already installed and it doesn't think it needs to be reinstalled.
>>> If these are real ports, you might want to report the brokenness.  
>>> You'll
>>> probably find that you can FORCE_PKG_REGISTER=1 and leave it at that
>>> (though I typically treat it as a last resort and instead opt for  
>>> fixing
>>> the port).
>>> --
>>> Chris Cowart
>>> Network Technical Lead
>>> Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
>>> UC Berkeley
>> I wrote this but gmail default reply is not reply-all
>> go to the openssl port and run make replace and it should replace
>> base but I actually don't really suggest it.
>> since I don't really see a need to even from wireshark which I have
>> installed without overwriting openssl_base
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> Matt, Chris,
> First off, thanks for taking the time to reply :-)
> I am afraid however, that you have completely lost me.
> This is not the first time I have installed a port, and the  
> reccommendation
> to use 'FORCE_PACKAGE_REGISTER" has been seen. Unfortunately, I have  
> no idea
> what port you guys are suggesting is really broken, is it the
> OpenSSL_Overwrite_Base or the one I am trying to install?
> If it is the OpenSSL one, can you explain in simple terms how I  
> should deal
> with it?

	If you use FORCE_PACKAGE_REGISTER=yes and it still fails take a look  
to see what is actually installed.

		pkg_info -ia | grep Open_SSL

	The suggest installing portupgrade. Once that's complete you can   
portupgrade the port related to Open_SSL to see if that steps around  
the issue.


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