portupgrade fails to run or do anything

Chris Brennan xaero at xaerolimit.net
Sun Nov 7 17:57:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Ron (Lists) <rg.lists at rzweb.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to upgrade my ports and I can't get portupgrade to do anything.
>  I type 'sudo portupgrade apache' (or any package) and all I get back is a
> command prompt.  No error or any other message.  portversion seems to work
> correctly, showing my out of date ports, etc.
> Running portupgrade with -F doesn't help at all.  I've also noticed that
> tab-expansion isn't working like it used to on the port names, so that makes
> me wonder if the database is screwed up.  I've tried running pkgdb and it
> just returns like portupgrade.  Running portsdb to try and rebuild the index
> doesn't help.
> Any ideas?  I'm perplexed and Google is no help.
> Thanks
Syntax is 'portupgrade www/apache' (/usr/ports is assumed)

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