Checking for broken packages (as in linking)

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Sat Nov 5 19:43:36 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 7:27 AM, James Colannino <james at> wrote:
> No, I don't mean checking for broken ports :-P  In fact, when I Google
> around for the answer to my question, that's all I can find, which is why I
> bring my question to the mailing list instead :)  Maybe "broken ports" or
> "broken packages" isn't the right term (what should I be searching for
> instead?)
> 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.

I'm using the following script (attached).

> I've been using FreeBSD for a little while now, but I'm still learning... :)
>  Thanks in advance!
> James


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