WANTED: Tool to verify installed package/port consistancy

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Fri May 10 12:36:34 UTC 2013

"Ronald F. Guilmette" wrote:
> The subject line pretty much says it all.

Additional to other ideas so far,
You could also make a chroot, install normal bins from src,
install all your ports, ^D to exit chroot, then do a compare & strip with eg:
cd chroot ; 
find . -type f -exec cmpd -d {} / \;
	# compare & delete http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/jhs/bin/public/cmpd/
find . -type l | xargs rm
find . -type d -depth -exec rmdir {} \; 
find . -type f -print | sort | more

then consider what got trashed, where, & maybe why,
& then reinstall from ports, or crudely
 cd /chroot/var/db/pkg ; tar cf - */+CONTENTS| (cd /var/db/pkg && tar xf -)

PS I find /usr/ports/textproc/mgdiff nice for a visual diff of 2 files.
( if theres lots of small changes in a file )

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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