Portupgrade not handling dependencies

b. f. bf1783 at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 8 01:26:03 UTC 2009

On 7/8/09, Eric Sheesley <esheesle at shadowlair.com> wrote:
> Actually, the bsdpan package is not the issue here.  I was aware it
> wouldn't update that(no port for this perl module yet anyway).
> If you notice, it doesn't proceed to install ffmpeg, i force it
> to(highlighted by ************):

Yes, I was too hasty.  So this happens with ports other than
libtheora, ports that you have no problem installing manually, with
make deinstall && make clean install && make clean? And there is never
any descriptive message given?  "Unknown Build Error" or "Unknown
Install Error" or the like?  If so, you could try forcibly rebuilding
portupgrade and it's dependencies, and see if that fixes the problem.
If it doesn't, and you think that your ports tree and INDEX file are
okay, there may be a problem with your package database -- /var/db/pkg
by default.  In which case you may have to clean everything out and
rebuild, if you can't find the problem.  There have been other
problems reported with portupgrade, but it works fine for me, so I
think the issue is peculiar to your system.


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