Ah crap! pkg_version: the package info for package '...' is corrupt
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Sat Mar 30 08:17:40 UTC 2013
Today my system crashed twice while I was doing "portupgrade -a".
I'm not sure but I suspect the new cards I have installed recently may
just be a bit too much for the old power supply I have. (When the thing
crashed, the machine just simply shut itself off. This exact same thing
has also happened a couple of other times in the past week.)
I'll deal with the power issue soon, but right now I am more worried about
this new, different, and additional problem I seem to have created for
myself. When I run pkg_version, I am getting a bunch of messages of
the following general form:
pkg_version: the package info for package 'PKG' is corrupt
where `PKG' is the name of some package or another that I have installed.
I have at least 6 such messages for different packages I have installed...
and probably more.
I googled around a bit and did not find any good explanation for the
above error or, more importantly, what to do about it.
I gather however that my package data base has become corrupted.
OK, so how does one rebuild that from scratch?
Please don't tell me that I have to reinstall every bleedin' port from
P.S. Oh! I just remembered. I made a full system backup quite recently...
thank god. Do I just simply need to get the entire contents of /var/db/pkg/
from that and then do "rm -fr /var/db/pkg" and then copy my backup copy
of /var/db/pkg to the real /var/db/pkg ?
Hummm.. that won't reflect the several things that _did_ managed to get
updated, you know, before my system crashed.
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