Advice sought on Portmaster -Faf and deleted ports
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Oct 14 20:32:05 UTC 2013
On Mon, 14 Oct 2013, Scott Ballantyne wrote:
>>> I'm following the recipe at the end of man portmaster for deleting and
>>> reinstalling all my ports, which I have done many times in the
>>> past. This time, I am getting errors on the portmaster -Faf step
>>> involving deleted ports, and I'm not sure how to deal with this
>> What errors, exactly?
> Well, for example:
> portmaster -Faf
> it starts to fetch a bunch of files
> it finds a port which has been deleted, such as
> and it says, "linux-base-fc4" has been deleted.
That's correct. linux_base-fc4 is long gone (years), replaced by
linux_base-f10. portmaster sees no way to upgrade that port, so
evidently it quits.
If you have ports that far out of date, the upgrade process is going to
be long. Ports where the system does not know the replacement will have
to be handled manually.
>>> So, I am seeking expert advice here. Is there a way to automate this
>>> and keep myself out of trouble, or do I need to do a 'port-by-port'
>>> upgrade of each port?
>> It should "just work". Have you converted to pkgng?
> I dream of the day that the ports system will "just work". I don't use
> binary packages, are you saying that pkgng will deal with this issue
No, the concern was that you might have already converted to pkgng but
still used the old package tools.
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