portmaster -af fails due to dead port - HELP

Cary cary at SDF.org
Fri Jul 3 04:31:05 UTC 2015

"William F. Dudley Jr." <wfdudley at gmail.com> writes:

> On 07/02/2015 10:35 PM, kpneal at pobox.com wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 05:20:19PM -0400, William Dudley wrote:
>>> I don't understand if this is a problem with arj or autoconf, but I don't
>>> want to delete arj, because
>>> other packages depend on it, and I don't want to delete them.  I tried "pkg
>>> lock arj" and that didn't
>>> seem to do anything, in that portmaster -af still wants to upgrade arj.
>>> Now what?  How do I get portmaster -af to ignore arj?  Or how do I fix
>>> whatever the complaint is
>>> about arj?
>> I haven't been following this thread closely, but I wanted to ask: Is there
>> a good reason to use portmaster?
>> With pkg it is easy to get and use binary packages.
>> And with poudriere it is fairly straightforward to do bulk builds of
>> packages without touching your regular installed system. It even lets you
>> use custom options for particular ports if you like.
>> I've started updating /usr/ports, running poudriere, and then upgrading
>> with pkg all daily. It's much more reliable than messing with the installed
>> software I'm currently attempting to use while upgrading it.
> The reason I'm going through this pain is because I'm following the 
> instructions here:
> https://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.3R/installation.html
> And it says "users of systems being upgraded from FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE or 
> earlier will be prompted by freebsd-update(8) to rebuild all third-party 
> applications (e.g., ports installed from the ports tree)".  So I need to 
> rebuild the ports.
> I'd just as soon replace all the ports that I've built with pre-built 
> packages; this is so much
> more complicated than updating packages on Linux, where it's absolutely 
> trivial.  But I like
> having a FreeBSD machine as mail and web server, so I stick with it 
> despite the difficulty.
> Is there a *simple* way to just replace all the ports I've built with 
> the packaged equivalents?
> Right now I can't get past this:
> prompt> portmaster -af -x arj -x faad2 -x libutempter -x ruby -x tcl
> <lots of stuff deleted for brevity>
> ===>>> Returning to update check of installed ports
>          ===>>> No origin available for tcl~pkg-renamed~9E62-8.4.19_3,1
> ===>>> Cannot continue
> ===>>> Aborting update
> and it craps out complaining about tcl, even though I told it to ignore 
> tcl.  And I pkg deleted
> tcl and tk.  And still it complains about tcl.

> Bill Dudley
> _______________________________________________

Hi Bill.

Looking at the man page for pkg-delete
     prompt> man pkg-delete
it shows the command accepts glob patterns.  To delete the
tcl package you might try
     prompt> pkg delete -f -g tcl\*


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