problem upgrading ports : something wrong with cups ?

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Mon Jun 22 08:49:22 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 09:04:35AM +0200, kenneth hatteland wrote:
> Whenever I run portmaster -a it fails with several ports : The message I 
> get is that someway cups interferes and the here it is : pkg_info: 
> package cups-base-1.3.10_2 has no origin recorded
> If I use portmaster on single ports those who do not have any printing 
> ability ( no cups dependancy I guess ? ) will function as expected, but 
> not scribus etc.
> If I try to delete, reinstall or install cups I get the same message 
> quickly and the process is halted with error code 1 as usual..
> Is there anyone who can see what I have done wrong on the system ?
> I have thought of manually removing the cups files in var in hope to be 
> able to reinstall but I do not know what I am doing so it would be a 
> shot in the dark.....
> I will provide system output if needed.

hard to guess from what you've written. Check the other 2 cups ports:

# pkg_info -xo cups
Information for cups-base-1.3.10_2:


Information for cups-client-1.3.10_2:


Information for cups-image-1.3.10_2:



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