package info is corrupt

(-K JohnNy johnny64 at
Tue Sep 23 16:35:52 UTC 2008

> What now? I tried to deinstall one of them, but no luck:
> [root at zouk /var/db/pkg/gtkmm-2.12.7]# pkg_deinstall gtkmm
> ** No matching package found.
> [root at zouk /var/db/pkg/gtkmm-2.12.7]# cat +COMMENT 
> C++ wrapper for Gtk+, Pango, Atk
> [root at zouk /var/db/pkg/gtkmm-2.12.7]# cat +DESC 
> C++ wrapper for Gtk+, Pango and Atk.
> WWW:
> [root at zouk /var/db/pkg/gtkmm-2.12.7]# 

To deinstall a package, you have to pass the whole package name with
the version string included to pkg_delete or pkg_deinstall, or you
have the option to use a wildcard, e. g.

pkg_deinstall gtkmm-2.12.7
pkg_deinstall gtkmm\*

But I'd recommend the first possibility over the second one since the
second one would also deinstall any other versions possibly present on
your system, which is possible since your installed packages are
somehow corrupt.

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