Checking for broken packages (as in linking)

James Colannino james at
Sat Nov 5 08:34:11 UTC 2011

On 11/04/11 23:53, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 23:27:54 -0700
> James Colannino<james at>  wrote:
>> What I want to know is, are there tools that will check the ports
>> I've installed and tell me if any of my packages are linked against
>> libraries that are no longer there?  I'm paranoid that at some point,
>> while I'm building and installing updates, I'm going to break
>> something.
> The port sysutils/bsdadminscripts includes a tool called pkg_libchk,
> which does exactly what you're looking for.

Perfect.  Thanks!

>> I've been using FreeBSD for a little while now, but I'm still
>> learning... :)  Thanks in advance!
> Hey, we're all (even us so-called "old-timers") "still learning".  :-)



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