Checking for broken packages (as in linking)

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Nov 5 22:45:44 UTC 2011

On Sat, 5 Nov 2011, C. P. Ghost wrote:

> 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).

There's also pkg_libchk from sysutils/bsdadminscripts.

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