Experiencing blank @pkgdep entries
vinny-mail-01+f.questions20091014 at palaceofretention.ca
Wed Oct 14 23:18:06 UTC 2009
I tried to do some port maintenance, specifically,
updating python and its ports to 2.6. I used
the instructions in UPDATING for portmaster:
AFFECTS: users of lang/python* and py-*
AUTHOR: miwi at FreeBSD.org
The default version of Python has been changed from 2.5.x to 2.6.x.
# portmaster -o lang/python26 lang/python25
I did not retain 2.5 as the default, so I did not create
the make.conf variable entry, nor did I run the 'portupgrade -R
python' command (I deduced the portupgrade -R command was for
those who wish to retain 2.5, was that correct?).
Anyway, I ran:
# cd /usr/ports/lang/python && make upgrade-site-packages -DUSE_PORTMASTER
Aside: From memory, I saw some complaints about libtool15/22 pass by.
Must one follow the UPDATING's timeline in reverse when doing an
upgrade that might touch many files? I.e. should I have run the
libtool/libtldl upgrade before python's?
To continue: It chugged along (while annoyingly asking me about
deleting distfiles) until it hung on a fetch (net issues). I hit
CTRL-C and reran the above make command. It continued and ended
after a while with a status report of quite a few update failures
with 'uninstall errors'.
These were due to pkg_delete or 'make deinstall' dumping core
on blank @pkgdep lines in various ports' +CONTENTS files.
These blank pkgdep entries weren't there before I started the
upgrade process, as evidenced by my current backup of the
/var/db/pkg database, which has no blank entries in any +CONTENTS
files. I got a nice command line from the net somewhere:
grep -E '^@(pkgdep|name)[[:space:]]*$' /var/db/pkg/*/+CONTENTS
I don't believe hitting CTRL-C during the fetch could have
caused ALL these blank @pkgdep lines. There were upwards
of 50 ports with this problem after running the make commands.
Is this a know problem? I've only seen a couple of threads
and they were one-off's (i.e. one port affected only).
I restored from backup, but I'd still like to upgrade python.
Hopefully, I can achieve this without corrupting my port
Anyone have any information or comments? Thanks a lot!
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